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'New York Times' Stirs Controversy in Exposing Government Secrets

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'New York Times' Stirs Controversy in Exposing Government Secrets

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'New York Times' Stirs Controversy in Exposing Government Secrets

'New York Times' Stirs Controversy in Exposing Government Secrets

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President Bush denounces The New York Times for publishing a story that exposed a secret government program that monitors private banking records. The government uses the information to trace alleged terrorists. Guests talk about what The New York Times found out and the controversy over disclosing government secrets.

Guests:

Eric Lichtblau, reporter at the Washington bureau of The New York Times

Jonathan Winer, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of State for international law enforcement

Gabriel Schoenfeld, senior editor at Commentary magazine; wrote an article in the March issue of Commentary titled "Has 'The New York Times' Violated the Espionage Act?"