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Addicted to Afghanistan: Ted Rall
Literary Agent. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. There is no longer a "we. Nevertheless, I think it valuable to draw attention to an absurdity: thousands of journalists representing hundreds of press and broadcast media outlets, all of whom agreed to keep a secret that wasn't much of a secret in the first place, which ceased being secret the second they received it, which remains easily accessible to anyone with an Internet connection — in order to curry favor with a government that routinely lies to reporters like them.
On May 25, President Obama paid a visit to the U.
Sixteen "senior" U. An Obama administration PR flack mistakenly included the COS' name on a list of meeting attendees that was emailed to more than 6, journalists around the globe. Wilson said he had copied the list from the e-mail provided by White House press officials.
He sent his pool report to the press officials, who then distributed it to a list of more than 6, recipients. What happened next is notable both for farcicality worthy of the movie "Brazil," and what it reveals about the slavishly submissive posture of reporters and their editors and producers to the U. Though CIA Chiefs of Station are secret agents, in practice they often maintain such a high profile — working out of the local U. They may be "secret" — but their names aren't. The Taliban and other adversaries have superb access to intelligence throughout Afghanistan, including widespread infiltration among the police and Afghan military.bbmpay.veritrans.co.id/fiestas-para-solteros-pueblonuevo-del-guadiana.php
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They are sophisticated Internet users. They can target a COS any time they feel like it. But they probably won't. Like other guerilla armies, tracking such figures reveals years of useful information that is far more valuable than the one-off propaganda value of assassinating him. According to Senator Rob Portman, he is safe. Now things get ridiculous: The White House asked 6,plus reporters — reporters!
And all 6,plus did. Such is the state of America's fierce free press: All 6,plus reporters and their media employers adhered to the White House request to redact the outted COS' name from their reporting.
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It's not that the former Kabul Station Chief's name isn't out there. It's on a bunch of websites, particularly blogs that specialize in coverage of spy agencies. Meanwhile, corporate media has spent the last month playing online Whack-a-Mole, censoring the outted COS' name whenever it pops up.
Whenever his name appears in an aggregated piece copied from an original version of the White House email by a bot, or in a comment thread, it stays up a few days before vanishing down the memory hole.
Why do they do it? Because the Obama Administration asked nicely.
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And in order to avoid offending the CIA. Even though the name is not secret. In this case, kowtowing to the government has no practical effect. The guy is no longer in Kabul. They know, as I do, about the ex-COS' previous postings. They know, as I do, about the cars he drives, the sports he enjoys, his address history in the States and overseas, the names of his family.