Power and Politics - I am Not the Yellow Peril

The life and times of an Asian American activist who tells all the truth (and dishes news and analysis) but with a leftwards slant.

Friday, January 30, 2009

James Risen gets his due

Who is this James Risen guy? He's the NYT reporter who played a big role in crucifying Wen Ho Lee in the press before there was any solid information. So do I think it's more than slightly poetic that he was the target of NSA/FBI wiretaps?

Yes. Though overall, it's a scary thing when your nation is listening in on journalist's phone calls.

The reason he was targeted by the Bushies is because Risen broke the story about the whole illegal wiretapping in the first place.

If this were a movie, it would have lots of symmetry.

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