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Top 12 media myths and falsehoods on the Bush administration's spying scandal
February 10, 2006 9:52 AM   Subscribe

Top 12 media myths and falsehoods on the Bush administration's spying scandal Summary: Media Matters presents the top 12 myths and falsehoods promoted by the media on President Bush's spying scandal stemming from the recent revelation in The New York Times that he authorized the National Security Agency (NSA) to eavesdrop on domestic communications without the required approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court.
posted by Postroad (12 comments total)

 
Huh, I haven't heard any of these myths from the media, only from quotes and soundbites coming directly from politicians.
posted by Plutor at 9:56 AM on February 10, 2006


You should probably check out the linkage in TFA, Plutor
posted by rxrfrx at 10:02 AM on February 10, 2006


Thanks for reloading my anti-GOP clip, Postroad.

I like being able to dismiss their talking points so easily!
posted by fenriq at 10:05 AM on February 10, 2006


New York Times, LA Times, WaPo, Newsweek.. Feh, I've hardly heard of these minor publications.
Thanks for setting me straight, rxrfrx.
posted by Plutor at 10:05 AM on February 10, 2006


It's lie on top of lie on top of lie for the Republicans. Those people have no credibility left.
posted by clevershark at 10:20 AM on February 10, 2006


A myth not mentioned but accepted as truth: Bush decided to ask NSA to eavesdrop after 9/11. Fact: NSA sguggested spying to Bush when Bush took office and that was prior to 9/11! (see googloe for released NSA documents)
posted by Postroad at 10:39 AM on February 10, 2006


I'm going to become a republican so I can go around lying, spying and stealing and have Christians back me up on it and tell everyone what a good person I am.
posted by nyxxxx at 11:02 AM on February 10, 2006


Good post thanks. Somebody should get to work posting these on UseNet where this misinformation shit abounds.
posted by tkchrist at 11:34 AM on February 10, 2006


great post
posted by wheat at 12:52 PM on February 10, 2006


They could have done number 6 a lot better. As it is, it just explains the existence of the false dichotomy, and doesn't continue to explain why it's false, and why we aren't less safe if courts approve the surveillance.
posted by odinsdream at 1:34 PM on February 10, 2006


Vice President Cheney and The Fight Over "Inherent" Presidential Powers: His Attempt to Swing the Pendulum Back Began Long Before 9/11
posted by homunculus at 4:51 PM on February 10, 2006


Another Cave-In on the Patriot Act
posted by homunculus at 9:48 PM on February 10, 2006


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