More on that ACLU Survey

By January 24, 2008Briefly Legal, Communications

More on that ACLU survey, ginned up to generate opposition to the extension of laws that govern collection of foreign intelligence over communications networks. The major media continue to ignore the survey, probably recognizing it as the PR ploy it is.

An exception is the Las Vegas Sun, which mentioned it in passing in a story about Majority Leader Reid’s role in setting debate on S. 2248:

Caroline Fredrickson, director of the ACLU’s Washington legislative office, said the organization is targeting Reid by name in its materials advocating a tougher bill. “Actions speak louder than words,” she said. “If he really opposes telecom immunity, he needs to show it. And we haven’t seen it.”

Fredrickson said she believes Reid is leading the Democrats in a way that is not only out of step with the party’s base, but with most Americans. The ACLU released a poll this week conducted, incidentally, by Reid’s pollster, Mark Mellman, showing that more than 50 percent of Americans surveyed oppose the immunity provision.

Yes, incidentally.

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