Friday, February 22, 2008
Media Confuses Court Action
The Washington Post published a story last week titled "Court Rejects ACLU Challenge to Wiretaps." In the first sentence it claimed, "The Supreme Court rejected a challenge Tuesday to the Bush administration's domestic spying program." This simply is not the case. The Supreme Court merely refused to hear the case - expressing no opinion on its merits. Later the Post changed the first line of the story to read: "The Supreme Court yesterday declined without comment to hear the American Civil Liberties Union's challenge of the Bush administration's domestic spying program."