Phony Phone Story?

Harry Jaffe takes a look at the furor that USA Today reporter Leslie Cauley‘s story on NSA spying caused.

    Many news operations have been tracking the National Security Agency’s increased eavesdropping on communications within the United States…But Cauley was the first to confirm the extent of the NSA’s collection of average citizens’ phone records from their telecommunications companies, like AT&T and Verizon.

But how accurate was Cauley’s story really? We may never know for sure, but since her story hit newsstands, two of the accused phone companies in her story–BellSouth and Verizon–have both denied providing local phone records to the NSA.