Glen Greenwald takes aim at Joe Klein’s characterization of the Democratic-sponsored FISA bill, noting that Time magazine published an uncorrected column. This is the correction, run on the web:
In the original version of this story, Joe Klein wrote that the House Democratic version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) would allow a court review of individual foreign surveillance targets. Republicans believe the bill can be interpreted that way, but Democrats don’t.
But according to Greenwald, a constitutional lawyer, if you just read the bill, you’ll see that “the bill could not be clearer. What Klein’s GOP source (and Time) said about the bill is indisputably false… I can’t recall a recent incident that has shone as much bright light on
the ugly, vapid, propagandistic practices of our national media. The
more they speak, the more they reveal what they are.”
This is for people who think that they can’t trust bloggers. (Note: Greenwald writes for Salon, an online publication.)
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