September 27, 2006

Alternative Headlines

CNN is currently running with the following headline:

White House refuses to release full terror report

The opening text follows below:

The White House refused Wednesday to release in full a previously secret intelligence assessment that depicts a growing terrorist threat and has fueled the election-season fight over the Iraq war.

Press secretary Tony Snow said releasing the full report, portions of which President Bush declassified on Tuesday, would jeopardize the lives of agents who gathered the information.

"We don't want to put people's lives at risk," Snow told a White House news briefing.

How about we try on some alternative headlines CNN could have run?

White House refuses to endanger intelligence operatives

White House refuses to expose U.S. intelligence methods to the media

Bush Administration insists on keeping CIA agents alive

Snow: '"We don't want to put people's lives at risk'

I guess it's simply a matter of perspective and goals.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 27, 2006 11:43 AM | TrackBack

Yes, of course when they declassify documents they never strike out those sorts of things. Except for every single time.

Posted by: calling all toasters at September 27, 2006 12:23 PM

Although refusing to endanger CIA operatives would indeed be news....

Posted by: calling all toasters at September 27, 2006 12:24 PM