Exile The New York Times?
Bryan Preston explores the option of voting The New York Times off the proverbial MSM island:
Since the NYT disclosed the classified terrorist finance-tracking SWIFT program we’ve all been debating what the White House should do about it. Should it punish the leakers (assuming it can find them and that they’re within legal reach), or should it also go after the NYT editors and reporters involved in the story? Should it revoke the Times’ press credentials to the White House itself and/or order its staff and members of the executive branch not to speak to Times reporters at all? Would it be legal for the WH to do any of that?
Believe it or not, the issue of limiting a newspaper’s access to elected politicians has been adjudicated in the past two years.
I’ll let Byran finish the rest of this story, but the previous case he provides doesn’t bode well for The Times should the White House decide to pursue this course of action.
And unlike prosecution–which would doubtless play into the hands of the “King George” sycophants–the White House could make a compelling case why it’s in the “public interest” for it to “unofficially” limit the access that The Times currently has the privilege to hold.