Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ron Paul, Alberto Gonzales and The New York Times

Good coverage of the domestic surveillance scandal.

Excellent editorials about the domestic surveillance scandal.

But terrible coverage -- from such a supposed perspective of concern over the mis use of domestic surveillance -- of the campaign for the 2008 U.S. President. Considering their news coverage of the issue of domestic surveillance, where's its discussion as a campaign issue?

And what about their terrible coverage of the likeliest candidate to be pro civil liberties: Ron Paul? From their editorials, one would suppose that the New York Times would give an in depth reporting on this as a campaign issue, including with articles on Ron Paul's positions. Yet so far they have not.

People need to ask why the supposedly liberal New York Times about their appalling lack of coverage of domestic surveillance as an issue for the election of the next U.S. President; instead they promote the distraction of the idea that the problem is primarily one man -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales -- and not something far larger that has subverted the U.S. Constitution.

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