Friday, October 10, 2008

CORRECTION - Baby Doc Bush Lies and Media Sits On Its Hands (as usual)

ABC News is breaking finally running a story on NSA spying on Americans. Bush administration officials, including the President and General Michael Hayden (current CIA Director), repeatedly denied that the US was listening in on phone conversations of Americans. This claim is directly refuted by two former military linguists who took part in the eavesdropping program.

AFTERDOWNINGSTREET.ORG got this one OVER A YEAR AGO, but the pissants in the US media mainstream had their heads up their asses as usual.
The News Cycle of the Blogosphere

By David Swanson

Here's a typical example of how the news cycle works now that the blogosphere interacts (or doesn't) with independent and corporate media:

July 1, 2007, Breaks Story of NSA Whistleblower Adrienne Kinne

May 13, 2008, Democracy Now picks up the story of Kinne

May 19, 2008, Breaks Story of NSA Whistleblower David Murfee Faulk

October 9, 2008, ABC News picks up both stories with a focus on phone sex

October 10, 2008
Congress notices, yawns, scratches its ass, goes back to what it had been doing. Talk shows make jokes about the phone sex.

-- AND now back to our regularly scheduled rant --

Yet another impeachable offense by the most criminal administration in American history?

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley has written extensively on these issues.

CNN has the story.

ABC News

"Despite pledges by President George W. Bush and American intelligence officials to the contrary, hundreds of US citizens overseas have been eavesdropped on as they called friends and family back home, according to two former military intercept operators who worked at the giant National Security Agency (NSA) center in Fort Gordon, Georgia.

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), called the allegations "extremely disturbing" and said the committee has begun its own examination.

'We have requested all relevant information from the Bush Administration,' Rockefeller said Thursday. 'The Committee will take whatever action is necessary.'

'These were just really everyday, average, ordinary Americans who happened to be in the Middle East, in our area of intercept and happened to be making these phone calls on satellite phones,' said Adrienne Kinne, a 31-year old US Army Reserves Arab linguist assigned to a special military program at the NSA's Back Hall at Fort Gordon from November 2001 to 2003"

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