Radioactive Journalism

Friday, September 12, 2003

If journalists break the law in order to expose weaknesses in national security, should they be prosecuted? That's the question on the table of federal prosecutors, after an ABC News team successfully shipped a package of depleted uranium from Jakarta to Los Angeles. ABC says the package could have just as easily contained a bomb, and justifies the stunt as a legitimate test of American port security. But Homeland Security Department spokesman Dennis Murphy tells Brooke that noble intent does not justify crime, even by journalists.

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