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Monday, June 10, 2013

Obama spy chief denounces press
for publishing without permission

What did James Clapper mean by a "rush to publish"? That editors weren't clearing their stories with the intelligence system first?

Top intelligence officials in the Obama administration and Congress pushed back against the journalists responsible for revealing the existence of the massive surveillance programs and called for an investigation into the leaks.

Clapper, in an interview with NBC that aired Saturday night, condemned the leaker’s actions but also sought to spotlight the journalists who first reported the programs, calling their disclosures irresponsible and full of “hyperbole.” Earlier Saturday, he issued a statement accusing the media of a “rush to publish.”

Americans see feds as untrustworthy on their freedoms
Ominously, only 30 percent feel that the federal government is a protector of individual rights. The poll found that 56% feel that the federal government is a threat to individual rights. This is up ten points since Rasmussen's December poll.

Post sources puzzled by 'whistleblower'
"Any analyst at any time can target anyone. Any selector. Anywhwere... I, sitting at my desk, had the authority to wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant to a federal judge to even the president if I had a personal email."
-- self-described NSA whistleblower

Good question found on internet:
"So how many of you are now on a "no fly" list because you tele or emailed a foreigner, and NSA computer gotcha, whoopee!"

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