CIA’s Been Buggin’ ABC

From the ACLU:

    ABC News revealed today that its reporters’ phone calls are being tracked by the CIA in an effort to reveal confidential sources. In response, the American Civil Liberties Union condemned the CIA’s actions and called on Congress to increase oversight and accountability over the intelligence community.

    “Reporters have every right to be alarmed,” said Caroline Fredrickson, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. “There are many ways for the government to legally get reporters’ records, even if they have done nothing wrong. Through criminal provisions, the PATRIOT Act and the newly-expanded FISA law, communication records are fair game. Unfortunately for reporters, changing cell phones won’t make a difference — only changing the law will.”

UPDATE: And around we go…ACLU has now retracted its release:

    Note to editors: The ACLU mistakenly responded to a news report from May of 2006. We profusely apologize for any confusion this caused.