Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Rove Lie Unchallenged

From tmorange
Sent Tuesday, January 24, 2006 11:54 am
To letters@latimes.com
Cc readers.rep@latimes.com
Subject Rove Lie Unchallenged

Dear Editors,

In "GOP Praises Eavesdropping Program" (Los Angeles Times, January 21 2006), James Gerstenzang quotes Karl Rove at a Republican National Committee meeting: "Let me be as clear as I can be," Rove said. "President Bush believes if Al Qaeda is calling somebody in America, it is in our national security interest to know who they are calling and why. Some important Democrats clearly disagree."

This is a lie, plain and simple. No one in either party who has questioned this president's illegal domestic spying program thinks we should not be gathering intelligence on al Qaeda. Gerstenzang reports Rove's lie as unchallenged fact; he does not support Rove's assertion with facts because there are none to support it. Instead, Gerstenzang speculates that Rove was "referring to a full-page ad in Friday's New York Times calling on Bush to leave office." But again, Gerstenzang offers no basis for this speculation.

When is the mainstream media going to start challenging this administration's lies instead of swallowing them and serving them back up undigested to its readership? The Times owes its readers a correction.

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