Fox News Bends the Knee: Won’t Release Leaked Ukraine Documents Casting War’s Progress in Doubt
Fox News chief national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin said the network would not release the leaked classified Pentagon documents that have shocked the administration and the intelligence community in recent days.
The documents, which have social media leakapparently reveal spying techniques by the United States on allies and enemies, as well as intelligence on the war in Ukraine.
Among the revelations are doubts about the war effort and the explosive news that US special forces are on the ground in Ukraine.
The Daily Mail is report this morning that more than a dozen US special forces are on the ground in Ukraine, operating in a war zone against Russian forces, according to some newspapers.
The Biden administration does not know who is behind the leaks, what the extent of the document dump is, nor has it confirmed the authenticity of the trove of previously leaked documents.
American and British special forces are inside Ukraine. The leaked documents claim that more than 60 elite soldiers from both countries are operating in a war zone against Putin’s forces. A total of 14 United States, with up to 50 British – the largest of the contingents listed. pic.twitter.com/6OKQ0GqzVU
— CJ4America (@GrammyC4Zone) April 12, 2023
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Fox News will not publish leaked documents
Describing the leaked Pentagon documents as potentially “worse than the Edward Snowden case,” Griffin told colleagues that details on the scope and scale “remain scarce.”
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Griffin, appearing on “The Story with Martha MacCallum”, said that “some of the documents appear to have been edited”, but “a lot of other documents were not”.
She speculated that the “source of the leak may not be inside the Pentagon” based on the fact that some of the leaked documents were folded as senior officials receive documents via iPad.
“The revelations have sent shockwaves through the Pentagon and the national security establishment,” Griffin said before stating that Fox News had agreed not to share the actual documents.
“Fox News has agreed, along with other news outlets, not to publish the leaked highly classified documents,” she said.
Now, I didn’t go to Yale, but isn’t that the exact purpose of a news agency?
“Fox News has agreed, along with other news outlets, not to publish the leaked highly classified documents”
What, just as a favor to the Pentagon or something? Be a team player? What reason would there even be to “accept” anything in this situation? @JenGriffinFNC pic.twitter.com/SE6yMfkOty
—Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 11, 2023
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Kirby has warned the media not to share
Griffin’s comments on the release of the leaked documents follow a warning from White House national security spokesman John Kirby about the media sharing.
“Again, without confirming the validity of the documents, this is information that has no place in the public domain,” he said. during a press briefing earlier this week.
“It has nothing to do with – if you will allow me to say – the front pages of newspapers or television,” Kirby added. “It’s not for public consumption, and it shouldn’t be out there.”
John Kirby warns reporters not to report leaked Pentagon documents.
“This is information that shouldn’t be in the public domain…it shouldn’t be…on the front pages or on television.” pic.twitter.com/625CxNIarI
– Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 10, 2023
Journalist Michael Tracey questioned Fox News’ decision not to publish the material.
“What, just as a favor to the Pentagon or something? Being a team player? he asked on Twitter.
“What reason would there even be to ‘accept’ anything in this situation?”
Would the media and Fox News band together and refuse to release leaked classified documents if they came out under the Trump administration?
Would the Pentagon even bother to ask them not to put the material in the public domain? Especially if they have a bad image of this administration?
Axios reports that the the leak has the potential “threaten” the “Biden doctrine”.
“The leak threatens to undermine two defining thrusts of (the president’s) foreign policy: strengthening US alliances and supporting Ukraine,” they wrote.
Eh. Maybe It is the reason.
The “free press” has ceased to exist in any meaningful form in the United States. https://t.co/GzK920IvCl
— Sailor V (@Flat6forever) April 11, 2023
NPR was recently slapped with ‘government-funded media’ etiquette on twitter.
It is unclear whether other organizations will be scrutinized for their status now that they have bowed to the Biden administration and refused to release the latest leaked documents.
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