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Old 09-17-2019, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ARM3481 View Post
I'm always a little bit torn about them reporting such things.

On one hand, it's often good to have information about governmental goings-on available for the public's assessment.

On the other hand...aren't we kind of helping foreign powers troubleshoot their own intelligence services' methods whenever we loudly broadcast finding out when, where and how they were hacking or spying on us?
To be fair, the media has to compete against Trump's twitter feed. Trump can scoop them for stories, thanks to his direct access to classified information and his power to legally/accidentally declassify it.

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/05/75803...oto-yep-he-can

If the media discovers a national secret and DOESN'T report it, then Trump will report it and get all the precious likes and subscribers.

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