Thursday, January 05, 2006

John Aravosis at Americablog has stirred the pot again

Beginning with this post Wed afternoon...

Did Bush wiretap CNN's Christiane Amanpour?

John Aravosis set things into motion. Salon then picked up the story.

Does NBC's Andrea Mitchell know something about the Bush administration's
domestic spying program that the rest of us don't? As AMERICAblog's John
Aravosis notes, Mitchell put a question to the New York Times' James Risen
Tuesday that suggests that she might...

Then NBC tried to explain...

mediabistro: ...NBC explained why:"Unfortunately this transcript was released prematurely. It was a topic on which we had not completed our reporting, and it was not broadcast on 'NBC Nightly News' nor on any other NBC News program. We removed that section of the transcript so that we may further continue our inquiry."...

"Inquiry" That just seems to many to confirm that they do know something about Amanpour being spied on.
Josh Marshall has this take...

In their response NBC confirms that they not only were but are in fact continuing to investigate whether Amanpour was in fact a target of one of these 'wiretaps'.

Now, that really puts this into altogether different territory.
And... Hotline inside-the-beltway journal covers Amanpour/Mitchell spy story

This thing grew legs. I'm not sure where it's going, but it can only help enlighten some more people to the magnitude of the fact that our President has broken the law, and now must be impeached. He simply cannot be believed when he says that it was only alQeada being spied on, because if that was the case, the FISA Court would have granted any/all of those such wiretaps, even 72 hrs after they had already began tapping.
[Update] mediabistro: Amanpour Unaware Of Eavesdropping
Twenty-four hours after contacting CNN for comment on this post, a spokesperson released the following statement:"Neither CNN nor Christiane Amanpour is aware of alleged eavesdropping by the government on
Ms. Amanpour and we are unable to confirm this story. We are looking into it."


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