VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL
You don’t have to look any further than the 24-hour cable news channels or the pages of once-respected newspapers in the United States to find Usama bin Laden’s greatest ally in his quest to destroy America.
American journalists are so obsessed with reporting bad news about Iraq and “revealing” domestic stories that might reflect badly on the Bush administration, that they are tragically putting America’s national security at risk.
Last month, The New York Times announced military secrets to the terrorists when it revealed that President Bush had authorized the wire tapping of phone conversations and emails between suspected Al Qaeda terrorists and collaborators in the U.S.
Within seconds of revealing our national security secrets, the press went into overdrive condemning the wire taps as if President Bush and the United States government are more of a threat to civil liberties than the Arab Nazis who plot the destruction of our nation and the annihilation of the Jews.
Acting as though they were the propaganda arm of Al Qaeda, The New York Times (forever known on these pages as “The Al Qaeda Times”) opposed a plan by the New York City Police to infiltrate so called “peace” activists where terrorist collaborators in this country find safe haven for their anti-American hate speech and seditious activities.
But The Al Qaeda Times didn’t just oppose the NYPD’s law enforcement activities. They recklessly put police officers’ lives at risk by publishing the names and pictures of undercover police officers tasked with keeping us safe from terrorists here at home.
We are amazed that so many in our media are so willing to help our enemies. We have to wonder why they gleefully expose our military strategies, why they are against listening to terrorists’ phone conversations, and why they oppose every effort to defeat terrorists bent on killing us at any opportunity.
One thing is for sure, the terrorists do not need Al Jazeera to disseminate propaganda against the United States or to weaken our resolve in the war against worldwide terrorism.
Our enemies get all the help they need from enthusiastic collaborators at The Al Qaeda Times, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, The Boston Globe, The L.A. Times and the rest of the seditious press.
Finally, in case civil libertarians are concerned that we might advocate restricting First Amendment rights in the face of these attacks on America by the media, they can rest assured that our support of the First Amendment is strengthened every time we see these attacks.
If the media outlets that fawn over terrorists were prohibited from publishing their seditious views … we might not know whose side they are really on in this struggle against the evils of terrorism … and that would be even more dangerous.