My latest column at LibertyNation looks at the new leaked information over at The Intercept.
The Intercept published their story in June of 2016 with heavily redacted information; even between the black bars of governmental secrecy, a picture emerged. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, using National Security Letters, spies on journalists in the United States – without a warrant, without probable cause, and without any constitutional backing. This week Intercept republished the story; this time, they offered the full, unredacted, still-classified documents, showing the entirety of the FBI’s program.
You’ll want to read the whole thing.
I know several folks who will shrug at this news. “So what,” they’ll say. “The government spies on everyone.” Others will say that after what Wikileaks exposed regarding our media, they should get spied on.
Both would be horribly wrong. Knowing it occurs as a rule doesn’t mean you look the other way, or somehow excuse it by virtue of its prevalence. Fight it. Help stop it.