It may be wise for the Congressman from New York who is more interested in scapegoating foreign media than foreign paranoia for our allies' foreign policy errors to revisit the "Douglas concurrence" from the Pentagon Papers decision:
Secrecy in government is fundamentally anti-democratic, perpetuating bureaucratic errors. Open debate and discussion of public issues are vital to our national health. On public questions there should be "uninhibited, robust, and wide-open" debate. New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 269-270.&c.