The next time that President Bush or someone in his administration passive agressively suggests that some reporter or newspaper has committed treason could a reporter maybe ask the President if he believes that whoever he just made the charge against is actually guilty of or should be prosecuted for treason, a crime punishable by death. That way the President will have to take some responsiblity for casually accusing people of the most serious crime an American citizen can commit against his country.
And to go a step further, perhaps someone in the press could then point out that such charges of treason are exactly what the Founders thought would be subversive to democratic society.
Wallace Stevens, the Detached Poet
13 hours ago