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Secret Spying

By on 12.21.05 | 3:14PM

Never mind that all the TV Newsers using the above headline last night and today wouldn't know a redundancy if it bit them you know where.

The fact is, a number of news outlets -- CBS News (big surprise there), ABC News, CNN and MSNBC (and by extension, perhaps NBC) -- were all presented with varied FISA court rulings as early as yesterday afternoon that confirmed what many folks have been saying: that even the FISA court acknowledged the Executive Branch's right and responsibility to order such wiretaps without a warrant in times of emergency.

One CBS News producer, who works on a different show than the nightly news, told us that nightly news producers both in DC and in New York were aware of the documents and the ruling and chose not to incorporate them into their reporting.

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