Monday, July 11, 2005

Punching Judy

Richard Reeves says what I've been thinking for sometime on this bizzare story. Why not Novak? Because he's with them.

They still tell stories here in Sag Harbor about David Frothingham, the first editor of the first newspaper here, The Long Island Herald. He was an enemy of Alexander Hamilton and of President John Adams. One day, so they say, he was dragged away and deported, never to be heard from again. Actually, the paper was shut down under the Alien and Sedition Act of 1798 for "malicious writing about the government of the United States." Judy Miller is just the best known of the ordinary citizens being sent to jail for malicious thinking about our emerging police state.

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