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    Condoleezza Rice named as killer of New York Times’ story on CIA

    Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said that Condoleezza Rice, who served as secretary of state and national security adviser under President George W. Bush, personally asked for special press treatment — specifically, for the newspaper to kill a story.

    Ms. Rice reportedly made the request while national security adviser, regarding a story from journalist James Risen on the CIA, Ms. Abramson said.

    Ms. Rice was somewhat awkward during the ordeal, requesting a personal visit, Ms. Abramson said.

    “She had a legal yellow notebook on her lap with lots of notes on it, and once I had taken a seat across from her, she barely looked up,” she said during a “60 Minutes” interview. “She basically read in a very stern manner from her notes on this legal pad, which were just point after point about why this story would be damaging to the national security.

    “I don’t think I uttered much more than ‘hello’ and ‘I will think of what you said,’” Ms. Abramson said.

    Ms. Abramson said Ms. Rice was concerned, first and foremost, “that Jim ceases all reporting on this story, which was really an extraordinary request.”

    The former executive said she regretted killing Mr. Risen’s story, which revealed the CIA’s inability to stop Iran’s nuclear program and ultimately put him in hot water with the Justice Department for refusing to disclose his source.

    “It seemed, in the calculus of all of the major stories we were dealing with at that point, not worth it to me and I regret that decision now,” she said.
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    Re: Condoleezza Rice named as killer of New York Times’ story on CIA

    First - Rice hasn't been in the State Department in nearly 7 years.
    Second - how is this breaking news as we don't know what the CIA story was, nor how it would harm national security.


    I'm all for waxing nostalgic but I don't see the point of the article.
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    Re: Condoleezza Rice named as killer of New York Times’ story on CIA

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    First - Rice hasn't been in the State Department in nearly 7 years.
    Second - how is this breaking news as we don't know what the CIA story was, nor how it would harm national security.


    I'm all for waxing nostalgic but I don't see the point of the article.
    The point is - Bush, bad man - very bad man
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    Re: Condoleezza Rice named as killer of New York Times’ story on CIA

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    First - Rice hasn't been in the State Department in nearly 7 years.
    Second - how is this breaking news as we don't know what the CIA story was, nor how it would harm national security.


    I'm all for waxing nostalgic but I don't see the point of the article.
    the first paragraph pretty much sums it up

    Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said that Condoleezza Rice, who served as secretary of state and national security adviser under President George W. Bush, personally asked for special press treatment — specifically, for the newspaper to kill a story.

    Ms. Rice reportedly made the request while national security adviser, regarding a story from journalist James Risen on the CIA, Ms. Abramson said.
    another black and white admitted instance where government prevented a story from being run through pressure. id say its pretty relevant...
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    Re: Condoleezza Rice named as killer of New York Times’ story on CIA

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    First - Rice hasn't been in the State Department in nearly 7 years.
    Second - how is this breaking news as we don't know what the CIA story was, nor how it would harm national security.


    I'm all for waxing nostalgic but I don't see the point of the article.
    It's interesting and shows how the Bush admin clicked or any other admin when they don't want a story publicized. Nothing wrong with looking into the past to glean something interesting.

    Got a problem with the history of past admins?

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    Re: Condoleezza Rice named as killer of New York Times’ story on CIA

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The point is - Bush, bad man - very bad man
    I didn't get that out of it at all and I didn't like Bush.

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    Re: Condoleezza Rice named as killer of New York Times’ story on CIA

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    First - Rice hasn't been in the State Department in nearly 7 years.
    Second - how is this breaking news as we don't know what the CIA story was, nor how it would harm national security.


    I'm all for waxing nostalgic but I don't see the point of the article.
    I don't either.... its the Washington Times. The only point to their articles are typically, Conservative: Righteous / Democrats: Evil

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    Re: Condoleezza Rice named as killer of New York Times’ story on CIA

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The point is - Bush, bad man - very bad man
    Smear campaign in case Rice wants to run for office.
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    Re: Condoleezza Rice named as killer of New York Times’ story on CIA

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Smear campaign in case Rice wants to run for office.
    "Rice runs for Presidency"! That would be the talk of the town!

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    Re: Condoleezza Rice named as killer of New York Times’ story on CIA

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    "Rice runs for Presidency"! That would be the talk of the town!
    I don't know how good she would be, but she has a great intellect and is an expert on foreign policy. She does lack experience on domestic issues, and has no executive experience.
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