Seems the rightwing can't whine fast enough when the New York Times points out that the United States government monitors the financial transactions of terrorists, claiming that by telling "the terrists" something they doubtless have known for years, the New York Times is committing treason. When Freakonomics author Steven D. Levitt posts a blog entry soliciting schemes that terrorists might use in the future to inflict pain on Americans, the rightwing blogosphere along with the Newsvine component goes positively apoplectic, wetting their collective pants out of fear that "the terrists" are busy scanning the New York Times blogs, seeking out some new ideas for attacking Americans.
Amazingly, there doesn't seem to be any such handwringing coming out of the righwing fever swamp about the fact that The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual is widely available for purchase by anyone, or that the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Handbook is similarly available, or the U.S. Army Sniper Training Manual, for that matter. No cries from the nattering nabobs of negativity about how the authors of those manuals should be brought up on treason charges, no pants-wetting claims that the United States Army is "helping the enemy" by making its tactics public, no bleating from the herd about Amazon's anti-American tendencies.
Has this simply been overlooked, is it a sign of blatant hypocrisy, or is there perhaps a third possibility?