TV News LIES

Friday, Apr 29th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media NSA goes on 60 Minutes: the definitive facts behind CBS's flawed report

NSA goes on 60 Minutes: the definitive facts behind CBS's flawed report

E-mail Print PDF

NSA goes on 60 MinutesThe National Security Agency is telling its story like never before. Never mind whether that story is, well, true.

On Sunday night, CBS’s 60 Minutes ran a remarkable piece that provided NSA officials, from director Keith Alexander to junior analysts, with a long, televised forum to push back against criticism of the powerful spy agency. It’s an opening salvo in an unprecedented push from the agency to win public confidence at a time when both White House reviews and pending legislation would restrict the NSA’s powers.

But mixed in among the dramatic footage of Alexander receiving threat briefings and junior analysts solving Rubik’s cubes in 90 seconds were a number of dubious claims: from the extent of surveillance to collecting on Google and Yahoo data centers to an online “kill-switch” for the global financial system developed by China.

Reporter John Miller, a former official with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and an ex-FBI spokesman, allowed these claims to go unchallenged. The Guardian, not so much. Here’s our take:

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


New York Times boss sued over alleged ageist, racist and sexist hiring practices

Mark ThompsonMark Thompson, the chief executive of the New York Times and former director-general of the BBC,...

Israel silencing detained Palestinian journalist, says wife

Palestinian journalist detainedThe wife of a detained Palestinian journalist said Tuesday that Israel is trying to silence him.Omar...

Iraq shuts down Al Jazeera Baghdad bureau

Al Jazeera shut down in IraqThe Iraqi Communications and Media Commission has shut down the Baghdad bureau of Al Jazeera Media...

Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey for criticising Erdoğan

ErdoganA Dutch journalist was blocked from leaving Turkey on Sunday following her arrest on Saturday night...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!