Friday, December 22, 2006

Good for them

The New York Times runs the Op-ed the White House doesn't want you to see - with all the redactions, in black lines, the White House wanted.

It's a bit jarring when you see those thick black lines on the screen - I can only imagine what it's like actually holding the newspaper.

Obviously, the NYT has caved on Bush admin demands before now. But I imagine it's rare that American readers get exposed to exactly the kind of control the national security state has over their daily reading. Even though it would have been ballsier for the NYT to run the op-ed without the redactions, this might have the same effect.

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