There was a time when the wages of disloyalty were paid in ridicule and scorn. Today, those wages are spent in part to help journalists win Pulitzer Prizes and movie deals. At least that’s how it’s working out for Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, members of an Associated Press team that spent months slandering the New York Police Department’s post-9/11 anti-terrorism programs—and who are now the authors of Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America.
The NYPD has been bird-dogging potential Islamic terrorists in New York since shortly after the Twin Towers fell. The program involves nothing illegal—certainly no one credible claims otherwise—and it has helped crack at least 14 Islamist terror plots against the city. The program has also irked the AP, which launched a crusade targeting the NYPD initiative and earned the giddy support of their brethren in the mainstream media.
About the Author
Robert McManus is a columnist for the New York Post, where he served as editorial-page editor for 13 years.