Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Sound of Silence

John Hinderaker of Powerline has a couple of nice posts on the NSA intercept program. In the first post, Hinderaker shows how it is entirely legal and constitutional. He also shares an email he sent to two of the New York Times reporters who were involved in the NSA stories. The second post contains and email exchange with one of the reporters.

What does a reporter say when he doesn't have a good answer to a criticism of his news story?
"You must not have read to the end of our original story last Friday."
What if the end of the original story doesn't address the criticism?
"I'd refer you again to our story."
And what if the criticism is further clarified and expanded?
* Crickets chirping *