Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Five Lies About the NSA Leaks

Josh Gerstein, White House reporter for POLITICO, uncovers the five stubborn myths about the NSA leaks in his report today.

Says Gerstein:

"The continuing saga of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden — along with revelations of aggressive Justice Department prying into reporting by The Associated Press and Fox News — has resulted in a string of congressional hearings and endless rounds of Sunday chatter.

"So there’s plenty of information out there describing how the law deals with leaks, just how unprecedented the Obama administration’s recent leak-sleuthing tactics have been — and whether it’s really possible to investigate leaks without intruding on the First Amendment.

"Unfortunately, much of that information happens to be wrong."

Read the rest of the report here