"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

CNN.com - U.S. opening some private mail in terror fight - Jan 9, 2006

CNN.com - U.S. opening some private mail in terror fight - Jan 9, 2006: "News of the little-known practice follows revelations that the government approved eavesdropping on U.S. citizens without judicial oversight after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which sparked concern from civil liberties advocates and some lawmakers, who called for congressional hearings."

"Eavesdropping on U.S. citizens," with no indication as to who/what type of individual they might be checking on...just spying. As they say, "no judicial oversight," although the FISA judges know about it, key lawmakers were aware of it, and FISA was used when appropriate.

As is per the course, the article leans toward "SPYING" storyline, although it at least indicates and uses the "war on terror" within the story.

Where do you suppose CNN wants this storyline to lead? My guess is that it needs to lead toward their articles already written but just waiting for the right time.

Again, lazy journalism likely, but intentional to mislead possible as well.


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