Recently, Ontarians were told that the incriminating emails surrounding the gas plant fraud were deleted, never to be returned from the digital aether. Turns out, they could just call down to the NSA and retrieve them.
Thinking people know that. Our military owned press, apparently, do not.
In the high-strung years after 9/11, I’m reminded of a running joke that would accompany many e-mails that crossed my screen touching on terrorism – and in those years, there were quite a few of them. At the end of the e-mail, we’d add “Hello, John Ashcroft!,” on the premise that America’s intelligence agencies were scanning every e-mail in the world and sending them to the attorney-genera l’s desk for review. We wanted him to feel at home in our mail.