December 31, 2005
JONAH GOLDBERG: “A new contender for dumbest story of the year makes a bid. The AP reports that the White House’s Orwellian website technology — they use a traffic counter! — is not technically illegal.”
I agree with Ann Althouse that it would be nice to have a national discussion on surveillance laws in light of new technology. The kind of coverage these topics are getting from our increasingly dysfunctional press, however, makes me wonder if such a discussion is even possible.
UPDATE: More from Althouse here: “I wonder if those who screamed loudest about the Plame leak and national security are equally outraged about this new leak?”