Jun 26 2006

Bill Keller, Man-Child

Published by at 7:36 am under All General Discussions,Leak Investigations

You want to talk about an emotionally stunted personality, check out Bill Keller’s attempt to address his self centered decision to print a story about a legal and focused program to identify terrorists and the ir financing. It begins with a jab at all good Americans who are rightfully outraged at Keller and his so called ‘paper of record’ for helping the terrorist find ways to cirumvent our defenses:

Some of the incoming mail quotes the angry words of conservative bloggers and TV or radio pundits who say that drawing attention to the government’s anti-terror measures is unpatriotic and dangerous. (I could ask, if that’s the case, why they are drawing so much attention to the story themselves by yelling about it on the airwaves and the Internet.)

My 6 year old twins have better come backs than this one. There is a huge difference in voicing outrage because one or two mindless zealots felt they had the right to expose our nation’s security efforts for personal gain and those who did the actual exposing. The NY Times readership, while dwindling rapidly, is still a world read rag. Keller is obviously upset he was not greeted with praise and parades down mainstreet for his efforts,. You can tell the fool probably went to sleep dreaming of being his new future as sainted hero, and is upset his Walter Mitty dream failed to come true and now he is being (rightfully) compared to Benedict Arnold (as I did here on day one).

You can tell he had delusions of granduer when he tried to connect his attention-greedy actions to that of the selfless and sacrificing Founding Fathers:

It’s an unusual and powerful thing, this freedom that our founders gave to the press. … and yet the people who invented this country saw an aggressive, independent press as a protective measure against the abuse of power in a democracy, and an essential ingredient for self-government. They rejected the idea that it is wise, or patriotic, to always take the President at his word, or to surrender to the government important decisions about what to publish.

Keller is an egotistical baffoon. The founding father’s set up this government to protect the people from foreign threats. To provide us the environment within which we can purse life liberty and happiness. Keller and his Pulitzer day dreams just put us all at risk of a future attack. And no where does it say a stron country is ALWAYS opposing its leader. Keller did not vote for Bush, so he needs to honor our collective choice. But that would take a big man. And Keller is a small, self absorbed man,

The government would like us to publish only the official line, and some of our elected leaders tend to view anything else as harmful to the national interest.

What Keller has not accepted is his role in being so obsessed that he reported exactly what the government said: a legal program, reviewed by Congress, focused only on terrorists (by name in subpoena’s) and in partnership with EU governments and agencies who reflect the heart of socialistic liberal thinking (that should have clued the dunce in right there). Keller was so fixated on getting a hit piece out he missed the fact that there is not two sides to this story, only two sides as to whether it was worth exposing to our enemies.

A secondary argument against publishing the banking story was that publication would lead terrorists to change tactics. But that argument was made in a half-hearted way.

Keller doesn’t believe there is a war on, he does not believe there is a real threat, so obviously he cannot see the harm in exposing efforts against mythical enemies. He dismissed the warnings plain and simple. There couldn’t be a risk in his warped, little mind.

Most Americans seem to support extraordinary measures in defense against this extraordinary threat, but some officials who have been involved in these programs have spoken to the Times about their discomfort over the legality of the government’s actions and over the adequacy of oversight.

Keller never once questions the motivations of those who question the legality of these legal programs. In fact, he never acknowledges the fact that EVERY law in this country is questions by someone somwhere. Take for example the death penalty. There are people all over the place who are opposed to the death penalty. While running stories on an open issue is the pervue of the news media, exposing our nation’s defenses because some wish we were not at war with people who leveled the twin towers is not in their perview. Keller goes on to whine about Iraq, while not remembering the war on terror is more than about Iraq. He has become so anti-Bush he has decided to take extraordinary steps to dethrone King Geoarge (our duly elected leader).

Well, Keller can enjoy the right of free speech, and the responsibility. Because right now America is speaking to unbridled power. Someone who is using that power for personal gain and interest and putting us all at risk. Someone who has come to the conclusion he knows what is best for us and will violate our common and accepted laws to force us to his vision of what things should be, Because the really god complex resides in little King William. But he is a confused god, because he says he had to print the story but cannot say whether it was legal or effective!

It’s not our job to pass judgment on whether this program is legal or effective

What is he trying to do here? Say it is not his fault, someone else needs to decide if the program was legal? If it was legal, and legally secret, then Keller just admitted (or is trying to offer an alibi) that his ignorance drove him to print this story. His ignorance is somehow his protection from being blamed for any wrong doing?

When people like Keller abuse the responsibility handed them and put all of us at risk of attack, then all of us are forced to take actions against those people who risk our lives for their gains. Keller is no more a saint than the perps at Enron. The Times is in this game for the money. The NY Times should be boycotted and every advertiser they have put on notice. One ad in the NY Times is a lifetime out in retail pregatory – no sale.

We The People have power too King William, and our power is also strange and formidable. All it requires us to do is to turn our back on you and your advertisers. A very simple effort in this society of plenty (which means plenty of choices). Goodbye King William, see you in court (I hope).

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  1. Terrye says:

    The man is acting like some old hipope doing his power to the people thing. I am a baby boomer and I hate to say this, but this is the way a lot of people of this generation think. It is all about me me me me me.