Talking Points Memo says:

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Wednesday elaborated on his call for journalists to be punished if they report on classified information, singling out The Guardian reporter at the center of the firestorm over top secret National Security Agency surveillance programs.

During an interview on Fox News Channel, King made it clear that he was referring to The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald when he called for prosecution of reporters who publish classified information.

After yesterday's poll that suggests most Americans don't care about NSA wiretapping, I now have a masochistic desire to see a poll about Greenwald's hypothetical arrest. Anyway, assuming that King meant to be taken seriously: Whose word are we supposed to take that an issue is a matter of national security? In Peter King's world, would Woodward and Bernstein been arrested for poking around in confidential White House business?