Friday, May 12, 2006

Trashing the 4th

All Things Considered went on the offensive for the Bush administration's NSA spying/datamining program that was uncovered by USA Today. Robert Siegle interviewed Steven M. Bellovin, network and security expert from Columbia University. The interview was a completely positive send-up of the data mining program of the Bush NSA, featuring "bad guys" and scenarios suspected terrorists having their call patterns traced.

I don't mind having someone explain how the data mining works, but shouldn't NPR have focused on the real importance of the story--a CONSTITUTIONAL analysis of the program ( Fourth Amendment...hello!) Shouldn't there be at least some little peep of critical analysis of what is happening to our civil liberties?

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