Saturday, December 24, 2005

UMass Dartmouth ILL Hoax

Fortunately or unfortunately, The UMass Dartmouth ILL story has definitively turned out to be a hoax: see Daily Kos.

I have to agree with Kos: "The people who I blame for this are the two professors. They should have never gone to the media about this without more thorough questioning of him about the story." This is just the sort of thing that can be used to discredit and dismiss concerns about civil liberties violations. No matter what else has been proven and admitted, the defenders of the war on civil liberties can always point to this one example of overreaction by the Bush Administration's critics.

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