Ed Driscoll

The Story That Has Everything

Neo-Neocon looks at the recent story about the FBI’s monitoring Muslim sites for radition and writes it’s the story that has everything:

Let’s see: (1) anonymous and totally unidentified sources as the conduit for all the information, check; (2) accusations of religious profiling, check; (3) vociferous Council on American-Islamic Relations protests, check; (4) spilling of the beans (by those anonymous sources) on a classified program designed to protect us from terrorists, check.

And (5), the article that Neo links to is from Reuters, who has never met a terrorist freedom fighter it didn’t admire–and occasionally, invite to its office parties.

Of course, as Mickey Kaus noted, there’s been some interesting blowback to these sorts of stories: “Another spy scandal and Bush will be at sixty percent.”