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NY Times Publishes Redacted Op-Ed But Provides Public Domain Citations of Blacked-Out Portions

Brian Zick

The blithering idiots in the Bush administration clearly have no imagination. Although the CIA had cleared Flynt Leverett's op-ed for public consumption, the White House, in an attempt to hinder publication, decided to censor portions it deemed to be classified - although the information was already in the public domain. And the New York Times gets to have it both ways. In publishing the op-ed, the Times accedes to the White House censorship of certain parts, actually blacking out the text. But it separately provides the very information which the White House censored, in a list of citations to public domain documents which have already revealed the material. Redacted version of op-ed by Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann. Explanation of redaction, and citations

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