Intercepting the blogs

6 January 2006
Sidney Blumenthal’s piece on openDemocracy describes how James Risen’s explosive book revealed evidence of Bush’s war on professionals. When they’re not distracted by getting Abramoff’s scalp, this has got the liberal bloggers thinking about what the implications of Risen’s allegations could be.

Kos describes how NBC are covering up an interview they had with Risen in which they insinuated they may be working on a story that CNN Reporter Christiane Amanpour may have had her phones intercepted.

America Blog  and the Democratic Underground discuss how serious a story that could be if Andrea Mitchell decides to go public on whatever it is that she knows about this. Meanwhile, The Washington Note thinks that the intercepts that really matter were international, not domestic.

There might well be more surprises in store. To see whose head may be next on the block, I’d keep an eye on Josh Marshall’s blog.He was digging and reporting on the Abramoff scandal way before any of the traditional media started running, or were even interested in, the story. Abramoff isn’t his first scalp. He kept the Trent Lott story alive until he eventually had to resign.

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