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Re: Censored news topic censored ...



Interesting. Back to you, Ernest.
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>From: [email protected]
>Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 18:24:54 -0400
>To: [email protected]
>Subject: your note
>
>Your "evidence" of NPR collusion and stifling of the news would be most
>disturbing, except for the fact that I have discussed roving wiretaps on the
>air, explained the manner in which they were being rammed through with little
>debate, and talked about how it was a departure from years of precedence
>regarding warrants and court permission. I have the on-air transcript, you
>have
>the hearsay of a caller who is disappointed because he didn't get on the air.
>
>Ray Suarez


At 1:13 PM -0700 10/22/98, Ernest Hua wrote:
>Dear TOTN at NPR,
>
>This is most distressing.  I was one of the very first
>callers to your Talk of the Nation show today whose
>topic was relevant news reporting in the US.  My topic
>was the lack of reporting on the FBI's last minute
>sneak of the roving wire tap proposal into the
>intelligence budget bill.  I wanted Ray to talk about
>the editorial process and how these things get dropped
>on the floor as this item is extremely important to
>our democracy because it is an agency charged with
>protecting our Constitutional rights (the FBI) who is
>deliberately circumventing the democratic legislative
>process to pass a law which was sounded defeated two
>years ago in open debate.
>
>Ironically, my topic was censored, and I waited an
>hour, while other people wanted to discuss things
>like how they can vent about their divorce
>difficulties through the Monica Lewinsky scandal, only
>to be dropped in the end.
>
>Would any of the NPR staff or Mr. Suarez would like
>to explain just what happened here?
>
>Ern
>
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>Ernest Hua, TeraLogic Inc, 1300 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041
>(650) 526-6064, [email protected]



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