July 06, 2006
Business Secrets Protected Better than National Security
Devulging business trade secrets such as "confidential Coca-Cola documents and a sample of a product the company was developing" are treated with more intensity than the methods the government used to hunt down and stop Islamist terrorists. Pepsi has more moral integrity than the NY Times and LA Times. Pepsi helped Coke and the FBI catch the leakers. In the newspapers' case they plastered secret information about terrorist tracking methods all over their front pages. This despite being told by government officials that the Swift program was currently being used for three investigations. It also doesn't say much for the Bush administration who hasn't prosecuted any government leakers nor taken any retaliatory actions against the newspapers such as rescinding their White House credentials.
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