By: Harry Waisbren
Julian Sanchez of the CATO Institute explains the particulars of how Fox continues to get their Patriot Act coverage wrong in the video below:
I find myself in complete agreement with Glenn Greenwald’s assessment of it:
Cato’s Julian Sanchez examines — and absolutely destroys — the fear-mongering claims from Fox News about efforts to reform the Patriot Act and FISA, with a particular focus on Fox’s efforts to use the Zazi plot to justify the need for these powers.
Yeah, “absolutely destroys” sounds about right. You’d think the people petrified that Obama is a new Hitler would worry about his capacity to tap all of our communications…
Anyways, I also empathize with this lament from Sanchez:
I would love to be able to have the serious argument about whether and why safeguards or oversight should be structured a certain way, but PATRIOT boosters need to stop making the same tedious set of basic factual errors first…