Friday, February 8, 2013

Is The White House Telling The New York Times And The Washington Post What Stories To Publish When It Comes To Drones?

US Newspapers Accused Of Complicity As Drone Report Reopens Security Debate -- Karen McVeigh, The Guardian

New York Times and Washington Post knew about secret drone base in Saudi Arabia but agreed not to disclose it to the public.

US news organisations are facing accusations of complicity after it emerged that they bowed to pressure from the Obama administration not to disclose the existence of a secret drone base in Saudi Arabia despite knowing about it for a year.

Amid renewed scrutiny over the Obama administration's secrecy over its targeted killing programme, media analysts and national security experts said the revelation that some newspapers had co-operated over the drone base had reopened the debate over the balance between freedom of information and national security.

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More News On The U.S. Media's Role In Keeping The Secret That There Was A U.S. Drone Base In Saudi Arabia

US media kept Saudi drone base secret for two years
-- The Telegraph
Newspapers defend sitting on, publishing U.S. drone stories -- Washington Times
US media shines spotlight on self over drone secrets -- Global Post/AFP
New York Times broke ‘informal arrangement’ on drones -- Erik Wemple, Washington Post
“State-run propaganda”: Why does the press protect drone secrecy? -- David Sirota, Salon
Why the New York Times Outed a Secret U.S. Drone Base Now -- Joe Coscarelli, New York Magazine
Drone Base Blackout: Is The New York Times Too Cozy With The Obama Administration? -- Ellen Killoran, IBTimes

My Comment:
Glenn Greenwald has even more on this story. What's my take .... I have always been skeptical on what the main stream media decides to report .... especially when it comes to this administration. This now only confirms my opinion.

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