Nat Hentoff on the PATRIOT Act

Fang-Face writes An opinion/editorial by Nat Hentoff has been posted to the First Amendment Center. There are a couple of new points of news. Hentoff writes that the [corporate lackey] media (emphasis is mine) is largely ignoring the SAFE Act movement and that the press misrepresented the congressional response to the news of its scheduled demise on 31 Dec 2005 by saying only Democrats applauded. What the press did not report was that anti-PATRIOT Republicans also applauded that point. Among other provisions, the SAFE Act would limit the government’s power to search library records as granted by the PATRIOT Act.