Pay No Attention to the Report Behind the Curtain


This is almost too ridiculous to believe, but according to Time:

It's not exactly every day that the Pentagon warns military personnel to stay away from Fox News. But that's exactly what some hopeful soul at the Department of Defense instructed, in a memo intended to forbid Pentagon staff reading a copy of the Taguba report detailing abuse of detainees at prisons in Iraq that had been posted at the Fox News web site.

Yup. Because the now ubiquitously available memo is classified, this e-mail warns employees: "If you have accessed this document on the Internet, CALL POLICY IT SECURITY IMMEDIATELY!" Which means DOD employees may be the last Americans not to have read the report. Someone, please tell me this is a gag that slipped by the Time editors…