By Brent Baker | November 29, 2010 | 19:58
The U.S. government “ought to speak about the enablers in the American journalistic community” who have cooperated with WikiLeaks, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer urged on Monday’s night’s Special Report on FNC, recommending that if you “collaborate” with WikiLeaks, then “we are going to look into possible prosecution.”
Krauthammer, during the panel segment on the Monday, November 29 Special Report with Bret Baier on FNC:
The real problem here is the helpless that it exposes the United States, the superpower, all its information is out there essentially with everybody enjoying impunity. I think what she [Hillary Clinton] should have said is nothing about the leaks themselves, simply say we're going to ask the military justice and the Justice Department to try to prosecute the alleged leaker, the alleged guy who stole this on treason, not just on mishandling –but on treason and to prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law, up to and including execution if tjat is warranted.
Secondly, WikiLeaks. We should not have our Attorney General saying “oh to the extent ‘a’” or “to the extent if we find ‘a,’” This stuff has been leaked months and months earlier. This guy is the leaker. Why haven't we issued arrest warrants for him and extradition requests?
And lastly, I think they ought to speak about the enablers in the American journalistic community. To say that if you are unlike CNN and Wall Street Journal, who apparently turned down collaboration with WikiLeaks, and you collaborate, we are going to look into possible prosecution.
— Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. Click here to follow him on Twitter.