The Standard Takes on the Times

The Standard Takes on the Times: Two articles posted on the Weekly Standard Web site excoriate the New York Times for its latest national security revelation—a June 23 front page article on the Administration’s efforts to follow the al Qaeda money trail. One op-ed says the article appears on the front page “where no al Qaeda operative could possibly miss it” and decries the Times for being “so drunk … on its own power” that “it will expose every classified antiterror program it finds out about, no matter how legal … or how vital to protecting American lives.” The other op-ed lays out a case where the US Justice Department could—and should—prosecute the editors of the Times who “act as if prosecution is not a possibility.”