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Making a Mountain Out of a Digital Molehill

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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 06:56 PM
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Making a Mountain Out of a Digital Molehill


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The revelations this week that the federal government has been scooping up records of telephone calls inside the United States for seven years, and secretly collecting information from Internet companies on foreigners overseas for nearly six years, have elicited predictable outrage from liberals and civil libertarians...
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posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 06:56 PM
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Well that's an interesting about face after yesterday's rather blistering "President Obama's Dragnet" that is being discussed in another thread.

I'm actually rendered pretty speechless by the contrast between the two editorial pieces being hosted by the NY Times. Whereas yesterday's article was blasting on about those same revelations. In fact, it was the very same paper that had that "predictable outrage" that the author of today's variant speaks of. A glance at the NYTime's website shows a pretty hearty dispute on the subject of surveillance and is worth a look through.

The weird thing is that, as OneisOne noted in the other thread, the original article from the day before had been subtly modified to include the all important words "this issue". This article, however, is seemingly in total defense of the surveillance. The author of the second article is Charles A. Shanor, who is a professor of law at Emory University School of Law in Georgia and was appointed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as general counsel by former Pres. Ronald Reagan.
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Shanor also wrote and published the books, "National Security and Military Law in a Nutshell" (2003)and "Counterterrorism Law" [ 2009), which I find very interesting. Still however, doesn't beat the NY Times, generally thought of as being a "liberal rag", hosting an article that basically starts out with a stab at liberals written by a man that was once appointed by Reagan in defense of Obama. Weird.


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