10.31.13

The last refuge of scoundrels

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 8:46 am by George Smith

A variation on the non-denial denial popularized in All the President’s Men, the NSA’s Keith Alexander using “inaccurate” or “factually incorrect” to describe the reporting on Edward Snowden’s agency documents on US cyberspying:

CNN [and] Le Monde contain inaccurate and misleading information regarding U.S. foreign intelligence activities.” — CNN

Many of the media reports on NSA surveillance have been inaccurate, Alexander said. “People do not understand what’s going on,” he said. — Computerworld

The American people are getting left with inaccurate reflection of the NSA’s programs. — FAIR

Many of the media reports on NSA surveillance have been inaccurate, Alexander said. — PCWorld

[The public has] been misled by incorrect media reports about the nature of NSA activities. — The Guardian

[Alexander] flatly denied a slightly garbled account of The Post story as “factually inaccurate” … — CNBC

Although Americans are worried about the NSA listening in on phone calls or reading their emails, this perception is inaccurate, Alexander said. — Law360

[Newspapers] have complicated matters through exaggerated or inaccurate reporting. — OfficialWire

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