Obama outlaws citing published information, if that information is leakedSubmitted by Ron Johnson on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 08:47
Seriously. He just made it illegal for a person in government from commenting on, citing, or even acknowledging the existence of information that has been 'illegally' leaked to, and published by, a newspaper, tv network, or blog. The information could be common knowledge, but if it reached the public through an unauthorized leak nobody in the Federal Government can note that it exists.
I wonder if this will lead to leakers being arrested and charged with leaking information that does not, according to the government, exist?
G-man: "Mr. Snowden, you're under arrest for leaking classified information."
Ed: "What information?"
G-man: "Uh...I don't know what you're talking about."
Ed: "What information did I leak that was illegal?"
G-man: "You leaked?"
Ed: "You said I leaked."
G-man: "Yes you did."
G-man: "Let me rephrase...you are being arrested for that-which-is-never-to-be-named."
Ed: "What is it?"
G-man: "There is no 'it.'"
Ed: "So what am I being arrested for?"
G-man: "I just told you."
Ed: "You told me nothing."
Has Obama jumped the shark yet?