Fat Steve's Blatherings

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

More MSM Lying

Summary:

        Powerline catches the Washington Post falsely claiming that:
        A report by Congress's research arm concluded yesterday that the administration's justification for the warrantless eavesdropping authorized by President Bush conflicts with existing law and hinges on weak legal arguments.

        The Post adds:
        The administration's legal justification "does not seem to be . . . well-grounded," they said.

        Only problem is, if you read the report, which is here, in PDF, you find that what it really said was:
        Whether an NSA activity is permissible under the Fourth Amendment and the statutory scheme outlined above is impossible to determine without an understanding of the specific facts involved and the nature of the President's authorization, which are for the most part classified. . . .

        Given such uncertainty, the Administration's legal justification, as presented in the summary analysis from the Office of Legislative Affairs, does not seem to be as well-grounded as the tenor of that letter suggests.

        So was the NSA surveillance illegal?  'Definitely maybe,' answers the Congressional Research Service.

        And the MSM wonder why we hold them in contempt.  Really.  They can't for the life of them figure it out.

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THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYEDAND WILL BE!

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