January 22, 2004

Virtual Watergate

Remember the good old days when you had to round up a bunch of disaffected Cubans and break into offices in the middle of the night in order to spy on your political enemies? Not any more, thanks to technology! From an article by Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe:

"Republican staff members of the US Senate Judiciary Commitee infiltrated opposition computer files for a year, monitoring secret strategy memos and periodically passing on copies to the media, Senate officials told The Globe."

This deserves a lot of media scrutiny, and maybe some jail time. Will it sink without a trace in our present journalistic stupor?



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