Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Beasting Continues

Joe Klein and Time keep getting bludgeoned over this FISA story. Time published an online correction , which says that
In the original version of this story, Joe Klein wrote that the House Democratic version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) would require a court approval of individual foreign surveillance targets. The bill does not explicitly say that. Republicans believe it can be interpreted that way, but Democrats don't.
In marked contrast to Time's tack, the Chicago Tribune, which recently published an editorial making reference to Klein's story, printed its own correction on the matter:
CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS

A Time magazine essay by Joe Klein that was excerpted on the editorial page Wednesday incorrectly stated that the House Democratic version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act would require a court approval of individual foreign surveillance targets. It does not.
Also, it turns out that Klein's source for the interpretation of the bill was Congressman Peter Hoekstra, the Republican who until early this year had chaired the Intelligence Committee.

Glenn Greenwald is reporting that Time will be including a correction using the same "he said, she said" rationale in their print edition tomorrow. There is as of yet no word on why Time is so vastly perplexed as to what the bill says.

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