|Title||Newsmen and the Law|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Worthington, Peter, 1927- - Editor of the Toronto Sun|
2) Rusher, William A., 1923- - Publisher of National Review
|Taped on||Aug 22, 1978 (New York City, NY)|
|Broadcast Date||Sept 15, 1978|
|Duration||60 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||Mr. Worthington had been arraigned under the Official Secrets Act-ostensibly because he had published confidential Royal Canadian Mounted Police documents detailing KGB activity; or possibly, WFB posits, because he was such a trenchant critic of the Trudeau government. A bracing discussion of the rights and responsibilities of journalists. WFB: "The Pentagon Papers case, for instance-where would you have voted on that?" PW: "Oh, but you see, I don't have much use for the Daniel Ellsbergs of this world. It seems to me they're violating the spirit of their oath (if there was an oath). However, as a journalist, if I had the opportunity to receive the papers, I would publish them. Police don't have to admire the informer while using his information."|
|Subject Heading(s)||Confidential communications -- Press -- Canada.|
Official secrets -- Canada.
Government and the press -- Canada.
Freedom of the press -- Canada.
Journalistic ethics -- Canada.
Freedom of the press -- United States.
Journalistic ethics -- United States.
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