Dana Priest’s Cheap Shot (Video)
On this morning’s Meet The Press, Washington Post reporter Dana Priest got downright nasty during a discussion of leaking and press responsibility. Guest host Andrea Mitchell quoted Bill Bennett (also on the panel) who said on his radio program that the reporters whom won Pulitzer’s for their leak-related stories (which Priest did) were not “worthy of an award” but rather “worthy of jail” because the stories endangered national security. Instead of simply responding to Bennett’s comments directly, Priest couldn’t restrain herself from getting personal and alluded to Bennett’s history with gambling by ludicrously comparing Bennett’s belief that revealing classified government anti-terror programs is wrong to the belief that some hold that gambling is wrong. You know, because both situations are so similar.
Way to take the high road, Dana.