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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Consequences of truth-telling: Newsweek editor explodes at staff

The consequences of telling the truth at Newsweek/Washington Post/The Daily Beast are coming into sharp focus as editor Tina Brown reportedly exploded in a tirade at the staff of the news organization. The reason? The leak of the unedited story Brown refused to allow to be published as originally written on the FBI scandal involving PATCON, the Oklahoma City bombing, and Operation Fast and Furious.
Insider sources say that Brown is furious that someone on her staff sent a copy of the original article to citizen investigative reporter Mike Vanderboegh, which he proceeded to publish on his blog, Sipsey Street Irregulars. An abbreviated summary of the information Brown cut out of the story is provided here.
Washington Post reporter R.M. Schneiderman and his immediate supervisory editor John Solomon had been working on the explosive story of FBI corruption for months. That story included details of a sordid, secret operation of the FBI called 'PATCON,' which has been involved in murder and scandal for decades going all the way back to the Ruby Ridge and Waco massacres.

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