Monday, December 26, 2005
Lefties are angry that US citizens aren’t being spied upon:
OK, if the Boston Globe is right, the story about the student at U-Mass Dartmouth is wrong. Understand that it angers me. Many of us who have opposed the Patriot Act since its genesis were waiting for the day that something like this would happen; this is a major setback.
Interesting; this individual would have been happy if some kid had been hauled away by Chimpeachment W. Turkeyburton’s secret brain cops. Over in Cuba (literacy rate: 1500%!) the press still hasn’t wised up to the story being corrected:
Agents of the Homeland Security Department questioned a Darmouth University Student for having requested an inter-library loan for Mao-Tse-Tung´s Little Red Book, on the grounds, said the agents, that the book was on a “watch list” and that the significant time abroad spent by the student triggered them to investigate further.
The paper that broke—and then corrected—the Little Red Book claim now runs this:
Thumbs down for the UMass student who lied to professors and The Standard-Times about being visited by federal agents after he ordered a copy of Mao Tse Tung’s Little Red Book through the inter-library loan system. This bogus story went around the nation and gave the public a false impression of our government at a time when our government is under intense pressure to defend the homeland from terrorism and does not need the public to turn against it.
Actually, judging by recent opinion polls, it hasn’t hurt at all.