Ted Kennedy -- or, to be more accurate, Ted Kennedy's office -- has an op-ed piece in the Globe today about the Bush administration's war on civil liberties. It includes this:Dan links McCarth telling us it's hoax. The interesting thing is McCarth blogged yesterday with enough to make one hesitate to go forward with the editorial yet Kennedy's staff let it through the next day. Why let themselves get egg on their face? Or do they not read blogs? Or do they figure through enough false garbage and some of it is bound to stick?Just this past week there were public reports that a college student in Massachusetts had two government agents show up at his house because he had gone to the library and asked for the official Chinese version of Mao Tse-tung's Communist Manifesto. Following his professor's instructions to use original source material, this young man discovered that he, too, was on the government's watch list.
Think of the chilling effect on free speech and academic freedom when a government agent shows up at your home -- after you request a book from the library."
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Media Nation: Did Ted Kennedy fall for a hoax?
Dan Kennedy over at Media Nation finds Ted Kennedy got hoodwinked by an internet legend, Media Nation: Did Ted Kennedy fall for a hoax?: