Tag Archives: politics

Journalists spied on, former gov official says

In a chilling interview with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann a former National Security¬† Agency analyst alleges the NSA was spying on journalists and news organizations and then lying about it. Why? Russell Tice said he does not know, but it disturbed him. See the interview for yourself here.

Gov accused of trying to pressure Tribune

First bankruptcy, now bribery.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich:

Blagojevich and Harris conspired to demand the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members responsible for editorials critical of Blagojevich in exchange for state help with the sale of Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs baseball stadium owned by Tribune Co.

The one truly great thing about this is it points to the power of the press. If newspapers are truly dying and have no influence, why was Blagojevich allegedly going to such great means to quiet critical voices?