Thursday, March 22, 2007

Junk politics getting junkier, a small example

kw: opinion, news, politics

I just saw this blurb on an online news article:
Top Democratics and Republicans say they prefer oversight, rather than repealing part of Patriot Act used by FBI for illegal monitoring.

Let's think about that. If it is illegal, there is no law that allows it. If the Patriot Act is law (it is), and specifies that it may be done, it isn't illegal. It's legal until that law is repealed. The blurb is an oxymoron.

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