(Cheney's coming ...)
After the NY Times along with the Wall Street Journal and L.A. Times outed the Bush administration's program of international bank surveillance people went crazy.
"Their editor should be executed for treason!"
"The NY Times supports terrorism!"
That was just some of the commentary that was flying around.
I guess I can understand it.
The media has slept through most of the Bush administration, so it's a quite a surprise when a newspaper actually publishes something worth a damn.
"What? Real news?!"
But all the programs that people are complaining about and crying treason over are known about by anyone who has even a Muslim cousin somewhere on their mama's side.
Terrorists know not to use the phone to plan out their next bombing or send money from their bank account to the Jihad Bank of Arabia.
In Showtime's miniseries Sleeper Cell, a terrorist stoned one of his own followers to death for discussing plans on the phone. Even fake terrorists know the deal.
And some real life Muslims don't even donate to mosques because they ain't trying to be tracked like that.
All these newspapers did was fill in some of the details on these programs for anyone that doesn't know what's really popping out there.
But you know what they say,
"Either you're with us or against us."
Bill Keller and company, for going forwarding and publishing your "treasonous" articles you are the Snitch of the Week.