Michael Ratner on Spying & Civil Liberties — CounterSpin Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting Audio Link

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This week on CounterSpin: The White House has been under scrutiny for a variety of civil liberties– and human rights-related policies. In mid-December, George Bush reluctantly agreed to support Senator John McCain’s so-called anti-torture legislation. Also in December, the New York Times revealed that the White House was directing domestic spying, while NBC News revealed that the Pentagon was doing its own domestic spying on activist groups. We’ll talk to Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights about these stories.