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CNN's Amanpour's phone tap

This is an interesting story – Christian Amanpour – that fearless lady journo from CNN – who goes in various places is under surveillance as her phones get tapped! This administration is gonna end the “freedom” as America knew it. Now, if a journo needs a story she will talk to many characters – some unsavory for sure.. now, if every one knows that these folks in media are being tapped.. would the stories come out in “first-person” EVER?? If I was a targetted person and an American journalist approached me…. I will show her my middle finger!

So, this is in effect going to become a great way to bolster the fortunes of Al Jazeera and dump the future of CNN for a long time..

…. on second thoughts.. is Al Jazeera listed on NYSE? Gotta invest in it…. Bush is on its side!!

Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and 22 other House members sent a letter to President Bush today requesting that he provide a range of information concerning the controversial warrantless surveillance program by the NSA, RAW STORY has learned.

In light of recent disclosures by NBC that CNN Reporter Christiane Amanpour’s telephone calls may have been intercepted by the Bush Administration — a fact caught by AmericaBLOG’s John Aravosis. The Democrats asked for information regarding whether any reporters or other members of the media have had phone calls intercepted under the NSA program.

The congressmembers also asked the President to propose statutory language that would specifically authorize the program so that it could be considered as part of a possible extension of the USA PATRIOT Act scheduled to sunset Feb.

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