Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Update Part the Second

Sad that CBS 60 Minutes has lost whatever shred of journalistic integrity it once had: [On December 15, 60 Minutes aired a report on the National Security Agency based on unprecedented access to its headquarters and interviews with Agency staff, including its chief, Keith Alexander, who discussed the concerns many Americans have about its operations since the disclosures by Edward Snowden.

The segment opened with reporter John Miller's acknowledgement that he had once worked at another federal intelligence agency. It featured no critics of the NSA....

Miller's report was immediately ripped apart by NSA critics and veteran journalists. Some have called the veracity of CBS News' reporting into question. Others termed the segment a "puff piece" and an "embarrassing" "infomercial," saying that it filmed was under guidelines that overwhelmingly favored the agency and proved the effectiveness of the NSA's communications staff.]

Veracity, the ability to speak truth, one would think that important to a "news" show.

Also see: http://prospect.org/article/four-takeaways-yesterdays-nsa-ruling#.UrBw1xOrFws.twitter.

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