"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

Thursday, May 18, 2006

BellSouth Tired of Media Exaggeration: NSA story is bogus

According to CNN:

BellSouth sent a letter to USA Today on Thursday asking it to retract last week's story that BellSouth and two other companies helped the NSA compile a massive database of records on domestic phone calls.

USA Today has not yet responded to the letter. It said earlier this week it stands by its story, but that it would investigate the denials issued by BellSouth and Verizon.
So glad USA Today will investigate the denials. Interesting that some big boys might not like the implications of illegality implied in the recent revelation published by the paper.

Perhaps rather than jumping the gun, the msm could take a moment to understand what it is it is writing about before it sells it. Headlines always make an implication that require reading a story to the very end to find that it isn't quite as implied.


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