Monday, January 16, 2006

Gore speaks out against NSA wiretaps...

Al Gore gave a speech condemning the NSA wiretapping program. briefly had it's report on the speech as it's top story on their front page. My question is why exactly is this news worthy of an 850 word article, let alone front page news? The speech breaks no new ground. It adds no new information to the discussion of this issue. Much of the report consists of boilerplate background on the NSA story. Gore has not held political office in almost five years and is unlikely to do so in the future. Of course, it's nothing more than an opportunity to haul out the boilerplate.

Glad to see that CNN apparently agrees about the story's newsworthiness. It was soon bumped from it's top story slot by something truly importance - Golden Globe coverage