I would imagine it is common sense and an attempt to preserve sources on the part of the local and national media. Unlike Australia or the UK and possibly Canada, the Police Commissioner can't declare a story media free, so to speak, I can't think of the act they use, but it has blanket applications when the authorities think they need it here.
So good on the media assisting the Police and FBI etc., to find the sniper and apprehend the bast____. Now I am concerned about what goes fro sub-judice in the USA, having watched Larry King Live last night, I was very concerned. All the guests, including some relatives were guessing and commenting on those who had only been charged with fire arms offences at that time. Clifford M Dubery ----- Original Message ----- From: Marc A. Schindler Sent: Saturday, 26 October 2002 15:03 To: zion-l Subject: [ZION] demonizing the media We like to demonize the media, but there appears to have been unprededented cooperation between the media and the police in the Washington sniper case. What do people think about this? Is it self-censorhsip or just common sense? -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland “We do not think that there is an incompatibility between words and deeds; the worst thing is to rush into action before the consequences have been properly debated…To think of the future and wait was merely another way of saying one was a coward; any idea of moderation was just an attempt to disguise one’s unmanly character; ability to understand a question from all sides meant that one was totally unfitted for action.” – Pericles about his fellow-Athenians, as quoted by Thucydides in “The Peloponessian Wars” Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// REE MSN Explorer download : http://explorer.msn.com [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================