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Saturday, 9 August 2014

Big Brother is watching: FBI to monitor news outlets for negative stories about the FBI

Poor Richard's Blog

This seems rather Orwellian.

from Washington Times:
The FBI is hiring a contractor to grade news stories about the agency as “positive” “neutral” or “negative,” but the agency won’t say why officials need the information or what they plan to do with it.
FBI officials wouldn’t even reveal how they will go about assigning the grades, which were laid out in a recent contract solicitation. The contract tells potential bidders to “use their judgment” in scoring news coverage as part of a new “daily news briefing” service the agency is seeking as part of a contract that could last up to five years.
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Congress should halt the funding for this nonsense immediately.  The FBI exists to investigate people who break the law, not to investigate journalist who write negative stories about them.

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