18 Sep

FBI Detains 75 in Terrorism Case — which is interesting, to be sure, but this is the part that caught my attention:

Retired CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite called for the immediate appointment of a censorship board to monitor the strict secrecy that Ashcroft has announced. Cronkite said that secrecy is necessary in the war against terrorism, but that the government should immediately appoint a board of journalists and historians that will be aware of all the government’s plans and actions. Secrecy must not be used to protect political decisions or government failures, but only for military purposes, Cronkite said.

I understand “loose lips sink ships” and all, but this still saddens me greatly.

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