Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Media still not telling the NSA story straight

OK, so I've heard no less than 6 reports by 6 different news agencies today and every single one of them is lying through their teeth. In each and every case they state that the President ordered the NSA to wiretap American citizens here in the US.

That. Is. Not. True.

Love it or hate it, the NSA order was most definitely dealing with international calls, not domestic ones. The order did, apparently, stipulate that the wiretap was to proceed even if 1 end was in the US, but it absolutely did not cover wiretapping 2 Americans in, say, Boston. The media are deliberately misrepresenting the facts. We need an honest, informed debate on this and the media is failing in their alleged duty miserably.