Pentagon press secretary irritated by having to do his job

Geoff Morrell tragically had to devote his Easter weekend to dealing with Guantanamo files

By Natasha Lennard

Published April 25, 2011 9:15PM (EDT)

Geoff Morrell, Pentagon Press Secretary
Geoff Morrell, Pentagon Press Secretary

The real victims so often get ignored. Here we were, concerned about the inmates with psychotic illnesses, the senile old men and the children detained at Guantanamo Bay, and not once did we think about what Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell had to sacrifice because of the Guantanamo Files leaks: his Easter weekend.

Morrell, Pentagon press secretary since 2007, seems very disgruntled indeed about having to do his job in light of some truly disturbing findings in the leaked military dossiers:

“Thx to Wikileaks we spent Easter weekend dealing w/NYT & other news orgs publishing leaked classified GTMO docs,” Morrell tweeted Monday, linking to a news release from the Department of Defense condemning the release of classified documents.

When will the insensitive media stop thinking about oppressive detention systems and start worrying about federal employees’ precious holiday weekends?

Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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