NEWSWATCH by Thomas Griffith: Plumbing the Real World of Leaks

NEWSWATCH

Those who want simple answers about the giving away of Government secrets have had a hard time of it in recent weeks. First, Daniel Schorr of CBS irritated even a lot of fellow journalists by the way he slipped a congressional report on the CIA to New York City's flashy Village Voice. Henry Kissinger complained that "highly classified information" had been leaked. Then Kissinger himself was embarrassed by leaks of his own confidential Middle East negotiations and, having denounced the deed, had to reprimand one of his closest aides, who had leaked with Kissinger's approval, but perhaps more than his...

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