Liars Lying....In today's Salon.com, Greg Greenwald begins his column, "The administration's FISA falsehoods continue unabated,"
with these words:
Mike McConnell, the Bush administration's Director of National Intelligence, has a remarkably dishonest Op-Ed in The Washington Post this morning, in which he argues for completely unspecified "updates" and "changes" to FISA in order to expand -- yet again -- the Government's powers of eavesdropping on Americans. McConnell's entire argument for expansion of surveillance powers rests on a patent falsehood.
For the entire column, read it yourself here: http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/
The Assault on Reason
Al Gore talked about this same point in his new book, An Assault on Reason, on ABC News's "This Week" with George Stephanopolis. "President Bush has repeatedly violated the law for six years," Gore says, referring to FISA.
Here's the link to this story: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Story?id=3195676&page=1
Great Interview by Cate Woodruff in Truthout.org
Woodruff, an editor at Truthout.org, interviews Margaret Lazarus, whose documentary film, "Rape Is," "looks at rape from a global and historical perspective, but focuses mainly on the domestic cultural conditions that make this human rights violation the most underreported crime in America."
Woodruff asks, as Lazarus says, "hard questions," including, "Would you like to see more responsibility for social justice and change taken by filmmakers and the media in general?
Lazarus replies, "We all contribute to the cultural climate of our society, and we need to take responsibility for what we say and do. Media makers need to be held accountable for work that contributes to inequity, injustice, maintaining a destructive status quo."
And at this point, the interview gets really interesting....
Here's the link to the whole interview: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/051807P.shtml