Barone on the Intercepts
The dean of American politics
:Earlier this month, a Newsweek cover story depicted George W. Bush as living inside a bubble, isolated from knowledge of the real world. Many of the news stories about the NSA intercepts show that it is mainstream media that are living inside a bubble, carefully insulating themselves and their readers and viewers from knowledge of applicable law and recent historical precedent, determined to pursue an agenda of undermining the Bush administration regardless of any damage to national security.
This is just anecdotal, obiously, but my family includes some pretty liberal people, and nobody over the holidays has been up in arms over the story. The reaction seems to be that if Americans have known ties to Al Qaeda, the government should be monitoring their phone calls.