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-- the topic today is the terror threat are the media.
Still believing al-Qaeda -- is diminished joining us now Judy Miller is Fox News contributor and you have a lot to say about this topic.
Well there's finally some skepticism from the media finally finally about this nation that.
Al-Qaeda is dead GM is alive well this -- be open to trade isn't admitted at least financially.
And al-Qaeda seems to be alive and kicking.
-- the administration has said it's not al-Qaeda it's not al-Qaeda core.
It's the al-Qaeda affiliates.
But you know same same.
And we're getting into word games but finally finally some of the white house press corps has shot back and it said hey.
You know what's going on here is this group decimated does it still pose a threat.
If it doesn't why are we shutting down more than twenty embassies two out the Middle East and North Africa let's get real here so.
At long last some skepticism.
From the press that has taken the administration on its word usually on national security topics and I just -- so this self feared Judy is it possible.
That it took the al-Qaeda affiliates if you will.
This long disorder regroup and -- may -- they had been.
The fire had been put out -- -- -- definitely look in the administration is right about al-Qaeda core.
But you can't say we can close Guantanamo because there's no longer a threat we can get out of Iraq and Afghanistan and no more wars because there's no longer a threat.
Mean you can say that it's not wise policy to be in these countries and that we create more terrorists than we kill.
By being -- that's an argument that they haven't said that what they've basically said is that hey we've got this threat under control and clearly we haven't meanwhile.
The press itself.
Deserves a few to merits here for really getting into the weeds about how we learned about this threat.
You know what I'm -- national security hawk and I'm a free speech free press person.
But I really don't want to be reading stories about how we have penetrated.
-- communications system is that al-Qaeda core or affiliates are using to plot their next attack against the United States.
And I know that the White House asked the McClatchy news service not to run some information that they subsequently ran anyway.
New York Times in the CNN did not run that information but there there comes a time when the press just has to be very very responsible.
And it should be now.
And in two things one is -- now is the time to go ahead and -- is not unusual for.
If any administration to say to the press is you have access this information but please hold onto it in my name of national security right that it's not unusual.
It's not unusual but when it happens -- an administration has credibility with the press.
Normally -- -- and the problem for the administration.
Is that now that people are skeptical of everything they sent home.
About national security -- about whether or not there really aren't thrilled to where he's likely to hold things would change things I changed because of what they've said.
Ben -- is not a scandal.
It's it's OK to go after journalists and accused them.
Being co conspirators in violating the Espionage Act because we do our jobs -- -- becoming increasingly hostile attitude.
Finally and I think long overdue on the part of the press in this administration they've had a very free ride until the second term and now in this second term.
With the arrival of threats like this -- with -- discovery of and campaigns against James Rosen Fox News and other reporters the press is beginning to say hey.
Why -- we hold this administration.
To at least a modicum of the scrutiny that we held the previous ones and then you already saw James Carney white house Press Secretary.
-- as you say do that semantics did so now what do we think I will happen movement moving forward considering her.
Well look it depends it depends on how this threat plays out I think the one.
Question -- I'm focusing on now is we have.
The new announcement was the indictment.
-- -- could tie that supposedly one of the people responsible for Ben Ghazi over a year ago it's not unusual to take a year.
Two put together a case back.
This is different because we don't actually have mr.
-- who could top that in our custody and now that he's been indicted we're not likely to get him.
So one why did you Philly he'll just be on the run us I think he's been hanging out at hotels giving interviews to Fox News.
Thank you for -- -- and other networks but.
And to the New York Times but the question is.
Is this a real action or is this something with the administration is doing just kind of to pacify the press and to stave off criticism that it's not.
Doing enough and not aggressive enough on the Ben Ghazi investigation which it hasn't been is it unusual that the charges the criminal charges that have been filed that there are sealed.
I know that's not unusual and terrorism cases but.
Once again when you have an administration whose credibility is beginning to be confident -- called into question you have to ask.
If we're issuing an indictment to somebody who up until now he's been very easy to find.
Why didn't we do the more it would sure that we could get up get him lay our hands on him.
And bring him to justice or is this just something that is kinda feel good action on the part of the Justice Department.
To -- Miller raising new questions then she will as well -- enough FOX News Watch it Jon Scott.
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Judy Miller thank you very much obviously to see Hank -- out okay -- you very much.
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