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Kenneth Allard, former U.S. Army Colonel and long time featured military analyst on NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC, asserts that Sanger’s revelations about the Obama administration’
The former Colonel and military analyst cites Confront and Conceal as, “. . . the latest in a string of media excesses that collectively strike at the heart of our freedoms.” To further highlight these claims, Colonel Allard recently testified before the House Judiciary Committee investigating media leaks. He communicated deep concerns regarding Sanger’s book and other media of this type—all of which notably compromise national security.
Colonel Allard particularly strikes at the New York Times, questioning the Times’ objectivity in concurrently publishing a favorable review on the date of the book’s release and front-page stories carefully coordinated to produce maximum buzz and likely inflate book sales. Allard strongly suggests that the New York Times maintains undue influence over authors, reviewers, and writers who are seeking the newspaper’s favor.
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