NSA Spied on Journalists? Whistleblower Reveals Surveillance Target

In an exclusive interview tonight on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," former NSA analyst Russell Tice says that the agency under the Bush administration secretly collected communications data on civilians, including journalists. Full Story »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Jan. 22, 2009

The story of the Bush administration spying on journalists as well as others now comes out more fully into the light. Spinning and lying to congress is also alleged.

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Gregory Kruse
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by Gregory Kruse - Jan. 29, 2009

Olbermann is one of the best questioners in television, second only maybe to Rachel Maddow. Often accused of being an ultra-liberal or far-left, he actually is just the most intelligent journalists out there. This interview is excellent partly because it is an issue that other programs wouldn't have the courage to investigate, even though the threat from the Bush administration against journalism itself is palpable. Though it may not lead to a sea change in the way journalism is done in America, it may have some effect on the currents.

I started watching Countdown when Olbermann started doing his Special Comments. He keeps my hopes up, and I hope he will continue with quality cable journalism despite his superstardom. He, Maddow, Stewart, and Colbert satisfy my need for intelligent commentary on the day. I and my wife and our 14 year-old daughter miss them when they are not on.

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Kenneth Sibbett
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by Kenneth Sibbett - Jan. 23, 2009

Government 101 : Anytime the American President is giving a reason to spy on anyone in the world, he will do it. They love to feast on reporter's , but anyone who disagrees with them are also fair game. I could listen to Olbermann all night long.

Give them an inch, they take a mile.

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