More CIA spooks watch ABC News than any other network.

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    ...that is, watch and listen in.

    Remember when Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstain were being spied on by the feds while they were investigating Watergate? Well...

    Well! This certainly solves messy issues like subpoenaing and jailing reporters, doesn't it?

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    Follow-up:

    Oh, by the way...don't think of this as spying on ABC. Think of this as covert interactive television watching.

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    This can't possibly be legal. Spying on journalists? Didn't we have some things in the Constitution and Bill Of Rights about this stuff?

    Boy, this just keeps getting better and better doesn't it. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm really surprised this hadn't generated more play in the media and more anger from the public.

    There are certain relationships where confidentiality is sacred: priest/confessor, doctor/patient, attorney/client...and reporter/source. That our own government could be undermining the latter is almost obscene. The press -- such as it is -- is our only hope of learning the truth from a government that won't tell us any.

    If the government manages to scare all the sources into clamming up, the only news left will be Tony Snow's press handouts and the official progaganda of Fox. :mad:
     
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    and only the first has remained unassailed during the bush administration.
     
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    Actually, not them either.
     

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