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Granted, this isn’t Watergate or the Pentagon Papers, but the dogged reporting from @theathletichq  @Ken_Rosenthals  a @EvanDrellichd  uncovered a story that will live in baseball and Houston sports infamy.

“Officials in the Nixon administration deemed the @nytimes  & @washingtonpost  unpatriotic for publishing the Pentagon Papers, a secret government account of U.S. military involvement in Vietnam, though in hindsight the publication stands as a landmark of democratic action“ @farhip- 

Plus ça change... The Pentagon Papers "demonstrated...that the Johnson Administration had systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress, about a subject of transcendent national interest and significance."

AP sent out this photo of the @nytimes  newsroom during the Pentagon Papers to run with Fred P. Graham obits with no credit. Was it by the NYT’s Barton Silverman, who did some of the most well-know pix of that time? An AP photographer?

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The Washington Post published the “Afghanistan Papers” this month, which claim that the Pentagon lied to the public about the amount of progress being made in the Afghanistan War and continued to tout successes despite knowing the war had become unwinnable

Washington Post’s publishing of Afghanistan Papers has echoes of Pentagon Papers and Vietnam, but no one seems to be listening, writes Bob Kustra.

Pentagon leaders reject negative view of war in 'Afghan Papers'

Gen Milley: The Pentagon Papers were contemporary, written in advance of decision making, the Afghan Papers are post-facto interviews looking backwards to determine lessons learned for the future. Big difference. He sees no Big-Lie coordination by military commanders

Pointed questions to Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Miley at the Pentagon about the WaPo Afghan papers: "Have we been throwing away American lives?"

In the case of the Afghanistan Papers, "academics, activists, think-tank analysts, Pentagon beat reporters, investigative journalists, political party donors, citizens, voters, and others, all bear some responsibility," @MicahZenko  writes.


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Explosive - a Pentagon Papers moment: “senior US officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false..hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable”

Trump lawyer Giuliani Says Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted Citing Pentagon Papers

The Trump whistleblower is in "personal danger," says Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. "As for the President's words, if that isn't intimidation of a witness, I don't know what would be," he adds, responding to Trump's "almost a spy" remark

I lived through Pentagon Papers and Watergate, Iran Contra and Whitewater and more but 1st time in my life seeing Press trying to keep lid on govt actions rather than fully expose. They hate THAT much. More than they love truth. Sad. Journalism is dead.

“So it’s now okay for political campaigns to work with material stolen by foreign adversaries?” “It depends on the stolen material.” tells me. Compares stolen WikiLeaks emails to the Pentagon Papers. #MTP 

New documents show how the head of the CIA secretly helped to smear the Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as a Russian agent.

Waiting for media people to explain why they thought it was so courageous for NY Times and WAPO to release the Pentagon Papers in 1971, but aren't demanding that info from House Cmte be released to let us know if FBI and DOJ have lied and abused power. Please explain!

If the Nunes memo is released, Congressman Schiff and other members of Congress should read the Schiff report and all other underlying documents on the House floor—just like Senator Gravel read the Pentagon Papers into the record in 1971. It's their constitutional right—and duty.

Imagine the Pentagon Papers, but instead of the actual papers, Ellsberg released a memo describing what was in the Pentagon Papers WITHOUT HAVING ACTUALLY READ THE PENTAGON PAPERS.