You're a news agency. Maybe a blog. Do you have a right to take sensitive state secret information you know was stolen and put it out there for the world, perhaps endangering intelligence agents doing the State Departments' work?
Julian Assange's decision to make public to the world information he knew would undermine our country's intelligence gathering infrastructure, does not seem on it's surface to be malicious. Would we have been as upset had he released similar Chinese, Iranian or North Korean information?
I understand that some of our efforts are made secretly. And, I am a firm believer in the First Amendment. So it's a dilemma. If a news organization comes into possession of sensitive material in a murder investigation, should they publish it, knowing that doing so will tip off the murderer?
What say you Forumpians? Is there a solution?