In an April 19 article on the U.S. attorney firings, The Washington Post noted that Milwaukee U.S. attorney Steven Biskupic secured the conviction of a former Wisconsin state employee, which an appeals court later overturned, but it did not mention that the appeals court ordered the former employee released immediately due to lack of evidence. Additionally, the Post suggested that the Bush administration first disclosed that millions of emails, including some about the attorney firings, are missing, when in fact it was Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington that first publicized the issue.
Cal Thomas is the latest conservative figure to use the TV show 24 to forecast a nuclear attack on the United States. Conservatives have also looked to the TV series for justification of aggressive interrogation procedures.
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Accusing the Bush administration of "surrender," a Wall Street Journal editorial falsely claimed that the "legality" of the administration's warrantless domestic wiretapping program "was not really in question." However, aside from the August 2006 U.S. District Court ruling that the program was unconstitutional -- a ruling the editorial dismissed -- senators from both parties have criticized the administration for flouting the law.