Vice-President Cheney spoke, last night, to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. The AP has a snippet of his speech in their video stories this morning. The passage that they've got up includes the following from the Vice President, speaking on the NSA Terrorist Surveillance Program:
Some of our critics call this a "domestic surveillance program." Wrong. That is inaccurate. It is not domestic surveillance. We are talking about communications, one end of which is outside the United States and therefore interational and one end of which we have reason to believe is somehow tied to or related to Al-quaeda. It's hard to think of any category of information that could be more important to the safety of the United States.
The headline for this video clip?
Cheney Defends Domestic Surveillance
The AP, along with most of the mainstream press, has chosen sides. There's no other explanation for this. The administration has repeatedly attempted to make their case, and the press, from The Associated Press to Time Magazine to CBS' The Early Show have steadfastly refused to change their labeling, or used neutral labeling.
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