Saturday, December 23, 2006

While You Were Shopping ...

While you and we were shopping yesterday the Bush administration attempted to assassinate the First Amendment:
HERE is the redacted version of a draft Op-Ed article we wrote for The Times, as blacked out by the Central Intelligence Agency’s Publication Review Board after the White House intervened in the normal prepublication review process and demanded substantial deletions. Agency officials told us that they had concluded on their own that the original draft included no classified material, but that they had to bow to the White House.
Who ever would have thought we'd see the day an American newspaper was forced by the Government to black-out expressed opinions like the one below?
Luckily, Brad DeLong rescued the First Amendment:
[H]ere is my guess as to how the full op-ed originally read...
Support the values our troops are fighting and dying for -- read what the Bush administration doesn't want your eyes to see.

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