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Studio B Repeats 'This Leak Is Damaging To National Security'

Reported by Donna - May 11, 2006

Today on Studio B with Shepard Smith they repeated the mantra heard earlier on Bill Hemmer's Fox News Live which is that the leak that USA Today made today damaged National Security. This time they employed the services of Sr. Legal Judicial Analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano to explain why this was legal.

Napolitano said it was legal to do this under the Patriot Act. Now, whether the Patriot Act is constitutional is another question he said, it's never been tested at the Supreme Court level and several experts have deemed it unconstitutional.

However, under the Patriot Act the government could collect phone numbers en masse and the only problem there was was between the provider and the customer. (Comment: Call your phone service) He said the only thing illegal was if they listened to the contents, which, of course, both Smith and Napolitano said the president said they are not doing at all. (Comment: And it's time to believe the president, now?)

Napolitano said the government was not listening to the conversations, they didn't have the time or the manpower to do so.

Comments: As the day progressed Fox stayed with the 'leak damaged our National Security.' I'm not sure how it damaged National Security, but Fox says it did. By the time Studio B came on it was all tidied up neatly by Napolitano who assured us the president wasn't doing this (Smith was sure of this also) and there was nothing to be concerned about. See, the government doesn't have the time or manpower to really spy on Americans.

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