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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

U.S. government vs. Wall Street Journal

I’m a fan of the Wall Street Journal, having labored there 17 years, and remain sympathetic now, especially because it is possessed by an alien being, the Murdoch. So why is the U.S. military blocking it from being accessed on government computers? I mean, I know Obama is commander-in-chief and all, but we still should ...

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I'm a fan of the Wall Street Journal, having labored there 17 years, and remain sympathetic now, especially because it is possessed by an alien being, the Murdoch. So why is the U.S. military blocking it from being accessed on government computers? I mean, I know Obama is commander-in-chief and all, but we still should let our soldiers hear from the dark side.

Here is what Wings Over Iraq, written by a helicopter pilot in Iraq, had to say about this:

I’m a fan of the Wall Street Journal, having labored there 17 years, and remain sympathetic now, especially because it is possessed by an alien being, the Murdoch. So why is the U.S. military blocking it from being accessed on government computers? I mean, I know Obama is commander-in-chief and all, but we still should let our soldiers hear from the dark side.

Here is what Wings Over Iraq, written by a helicopter pilot in Iraq, had to say about this:

 I went looking for an article on the Wall Street Journal on a government computer, and, wouldn’t you know it, the Wall Street Journal’s primary URL, www.wsj.com, is blocked. The Wall Street Journal, of all newspapers. Just who the hell runs the proxy server? Are they sitting behind their desk, cackling as they click “ban” on alleged American propaganda sources, such as the Wall Street Journal?

“Ah, finally those capitalist pigs will pay for their crimes, eh Comrades?”

No response…

“I’m so ronery…”

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1
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