Thursday, December 29, 2005

Newsweek "sat" on the "eavesdropping" story...

According to Justin H. the "Eavesdropping" story was leaked to both Newsweek and the NYT by a government insider, but Newsweek felt running it would compromise national security. It's no surprise that the NYT didn't have the same concerns...

I guess Newsweek didn't want to take any chances after their erroneous Qur'an flushing story that got people killed...

Here's the thing, the fact that the NYT (or other publications) never "outted" Clinton or any other President that employed this tactic with their NSAs --makes the whole thing reek as revenge...

Unfortunately for the MSM, a new poll shows that the majority of Americans believes that Bush has the power and should be listening in to terrorists. The Rasmussen poll shows that "64% believe that the National Security Agency should be allowed to eavesdrop on potential terrorists.

The Rasmussen poll results further showed that the 64% also believe that the NSA should be able to conduct surveillance (including wiretaps) between people in foreign countries and those living in the US. 23% of those polled did not agree." (source)

Unlike most events, this "scandal" seems to be one the American public is following closely. "68 percent of those surveyed [in Rasmussen's Poll] said they are following news reports about the NSA somewhat or very closely." (source)

Poll Results: NSA

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