My prediction that the press wouldn’t notice the contradiction between GWB’s saying Friday night that talking about his warrantless-wiretap program would threaten national security and his talking about it Saturday afternoon turns out to have been wrong. I’m told Tim Russert talked about it on Meet the Press, and this morning’s New York Times , mentioned it, albeit in about the twenty-fifth graf.
Glad to know that there are some actual journalists out there.
On the other hand, the Times (also this morning) had a good story about what’s actually happening in Colombia, with the paramilitary warlords threatening to take over the place by “democratic” means (i.e., winning elections by threatening to shoot anyone who runs against them). But the story doesn’t note that the President offered Colombia as a model for Iraq in his conversation with Jim Lehrer.