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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Expert Disinformation

If Greenwald hadn't picked up on this, none of the main$tream would've.

If you were paying sttention, you probably thought the FISA courts just okayed warrentless wiretapping: "Court Affirms Wiretapping Without Warrants".

But you'd be wrong.

...Is it really that hard -- especially for people who pretend to be experts in this controversy -- to tell the difference between (a) whether the President had the authority to eavesdrop on Americans in violation of a Congressional statute and (b) whether the Congress is constitutionally permitted to enact a statute authorizing warrantless eavesdropping? Apparently it is hard, because hordes of right-wing advocates, including those who claim to be "legal experts," are falsely claiming today that the FISA court did (a) (namely: found that the President had the power to order warrantless eavesdropping in violation of a statute), rather than what the court actually did: (b) (found that the Fourth Amendment does not prohibit Congress from legalizing warrantless eavesdropping)...

From the installation of the Unibama to the reporting of what's going on from day to day around you, the Kewl Kids still run the show.

They are the gatekeepers and the gate.

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