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Leaking classified information to the public:

Poll Discussion Leaking classified information to the public:
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    sampauken
    Jun 21, 2012
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    It really depends on the leak. If it's something that legitimately related to national security, then it's obviously a dangerous precedent and/or political campaigning. If the media is leaking something that the public ought to know, then it's perfectly right and appropriate.
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    eswedberg
    Jun 21, 2012
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    It's despicable at best, it used to be that the media was the real enemy of the politicians.
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    edaronson
    Jun 21, 2012
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    Leaking informaiton to thee media is one of the oldest political ploys used by all sides in Washington. Yet another reason why the average American is totally fed up with national politics
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    isrosoff
    Jun 20, 2012
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    Sometimes the possibility of a leak keeps them honest, sometimes it's abusive.
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    gpapa04
    Jun 20, 2012
    Political Meter
    I agree completely with annthorton!
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    annthornton
    Jun 20, 2012
    Political Meter
    Not a good question. I have no opinion on this.
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    kayos
    Jun 20, 2012
    Political Meter
    Well, back in 2009 Dick Cheney said an executive order gives him, and President Bush, power to declassify information.
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    rhmoney
    Jun 20, 2012
    Political Meter
    Not sure on this one. It depends on what is being leaked.
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    Mark Keida
    Jun 20, 2012
    Political Meter
    Depending on what is leaked it could be any of the three. Can serve the public interest well too.
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    Catherine Walters
    Jun 20, 2012
    Political Meter
    Washington is the leakiest place on Earth; no precedent here.