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Beldar is Back, Baby!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:26 am

As a blogger, sometimes you wait for all the facts to come in.

But sometimes, you just gotta take the facts at your disposal and make a judgment.

I’m going the second route here. I’m shootin’ from the hip and makin’ the call, baby.

Beldar is back.

He. Is. Back!

It looked promising when he did his first post in several months. It looked even better when he followed it up with another.

But three posts? I’m officially declaring a resumption of blogging.

His latest post looks at the New York Times‘s loss in the Supreme Court on Monday. Remember when the paper warned terrorists that the government was about to freeze their assets? The government is investigating, and the New York Times tried to prevent the government from subpoenaing the Times‘s phone records. The Second Circuit told the paper to take a hike, and on Monday, the Supreme Court refused to postpone the effect of that ruling. Beldar says:

This decision was a battle won for the United States on the home front in the global war on terrorism. And it’s another fine example of how the mainstream media, led by the New York Times, is absolutely willing to let you be blown to bits by terrorists in order to protect your “right to know.”

Read it all, and rejoice in the Return of Beldar.

6 Responses to “Beldar is Back, Baby!”

  1. I wouldn’t be surprised if the phone records in question mysteriously disappear. However, If they are still in existence, they should provide enlightening reading to be sure!

    Chalk one up for our side!

    vet66 (ee9fe2)

  2. vet6, the records are the phone company’s, and have already been obtained (previous decision of Sixth Court, which NYT was trying to get postponed).

    The government already has copies of the records, now they can examine them. The records won’t reveal what was said, just when calls were made and to whom.

    One possible lesson learned from this: wire-tap a target before planning to freeze its assets, that way you might be able to catch the tipsters.

    larry (feb78b)

  3. Ah, Second Court, not Sixth. My Bad.

    larry (feb78b)

  4. And just as the terrorists are about to separate your head from your body, or blow you to smithereens, the NYT will bend over and say in your ear, “but you had a right to know”.

    rightisright (2cbc9b)

  5. The journalist in question is of course Judith Miller, so all this is absurd.

    AF (8f7ccc)

  6. “Remember when the paper warned terrorists”

    The paper didn’t warn terrorists, an employee did, and according to the NYT, not with their knowledge.

    Please excuse the poor grammar.

    Actual (cc1110)

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