WHAT? SCUTTLING THE FIRST AMENDMENT? WHAT?
NO MORE "LEAKS" ALLOWED? WHAT?
The Pentagon's small press office is about to get a lot busier. Even top military officials now have to get Pentagon clearance for interviews and other contact with reporters.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates issued the order Friday in a brief memo sent to military and civilian personnel worldwide; it was effective immediately.
The order tells officials to make sure they are not going out of bounds or unintentionally releasing information that the Pentagon wants to hold back. It comes after President Barack Obama fired the top general in Afghanistan for embarrassing comments in a magazine article.
The memo does not spell out exactly how the new directive will work but appears to require hundreds of thousands of officers to funnel interview requests through a small central office at the Pentagon.
"I am concerned that the department has grown lax in how we engage with the media," Gates wrote. [...]
Oh. I see now. It is D'ohBama is concerned about the "laxness" in his exlax intake. I get it now.
The Snooper Report.
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