Sunday, July 22, 2007

New York Times troubled over Harry Potter spoilers

NRO's Online Media Blog on the ethical standards of the New York Times:

I find it sad that there is more uproar over the Times' review of [the Harry Potter] book before its "official" release than over the Times' constant leaking of US government classified information. Moreover, it is ironic that the Times opted not to "spoil" plot aspects of the book, when they ignore how their leaking of classified information might "spoil" legitimate and valuable programs designed to protect their readership.

I don't find it sad.

I find it disgusting that the Times is more concerned with the sanctity of Harry Potter's conclusion than the serial disclosures of national security secrets that help jihadists avoid detection.

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