Serious subject; suspect reporting, complete with sucker punch.

Government Pays Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to Phone Companies to Spy « CBS DC

… the fees can add up quickly. The average wiretap is estimated to cost $50,000, a figure that includes reimbursements as well as other operational costs. One narcotics case in New York in 2011 cost the government $2.9 million alone.

via Government Pays Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to Phone Companies to Spy « CBS DC.

A whistleblower claims the fees aren’t in any way reasonable.

Of course, being the mainstream media, the AP didn’t bother to find out if fees were reasonable or not.

They duly reported both sides of the story as if both sides could be right simultaneously … a sick, slick everyday trick to confuse citizens into picking sides before they have reason to.

Another mainstream media slick trick is using the closing sentence for a sucker punch, knowing that a lot of people often read the headline, the lead paragraph and closing paragraph only.

True to form, the closing paragraph was used to portray the whistleblower as a profiteer.

About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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