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Jack asks this very pertinent question about why the silence on S. Berger from the establishment library press? I'm willing to say "let them have Christmas off, that is why no news," but, when the 12 Days are over, let's bet : Will there be coverage of this story? Also, if the theif in question had been a high-ranking Republican, is there someone who doubts whether the Archives official who nabbed him would be on the cover of LJ/AmL?
Jack writes: "THIS MORNING MARKS ONE WEEK SINCE THE RELEASE of the National Archives inspector general's official report on former national security advisor Sandy Berger's theft and destruction of highly classified documents from the Archives in Washington, D.C.
The heavily redacted report, made public by Pajamas Media (viewable here), recounts Berger's removal of documents from the Archives building (pdf):
Mr. Berger exited the Archives on to Pennsylvania Avenue, the north entrance. It was dark. He did not want to run the risk of bringing the documents back in the building risking the possibility [redacted] might notice something unusual. He headed towards a construction area on Ninth Street. Mr. Berger looked up and down the street, up into the windows of the Archives and the DOJ, and did not see anyone. He removed the documents from his pockets, folded the notes in a "V" shape and inserted the documents in the center. He walked inside the construction fence and slid the documents under a trailer.
There has been no mention of the inspector general's report at Library Journal. No mention at American Libraries. No story at LISNews. Not a word.
The reader is invited to imagine the bloodcurdling howls, the rending of clothes we would even now be witnessing from our library media and institutions, had such an official report been released concerning any former official of a Republican administration, let alone a former national security advisor.