May 22, 2006
Two reporters for ABC News, Brian Ross and Richard Esposito, were told by a senior federal law enforcement official that the government is tracking all their phone calls, recording who they have called. Other officials admitted that reporters from ABC News, the New York Times and the Washington Post are being watched as part of a CIA leak investigation.
The Bush administration pretends its domestic spying programs and the databases of millions of people’s phone records are “innocent” and will only be used against terrorists. No, they’ve already used it against any reporter who questions what the government is doing.
Is a reporter looking into the CIA’s secret prisons in Eastern Europe? Put an NSA spy on him! Is another reporter revealing which government official got what money from which oil company? Check his phone records!
When things like this happen in other countries, they call it a dictatorship! Here, they call it “democracy!”