Future American lawyers to be proud of.
Alberto Gonzales spoke before law students at Georgetown today, justifying illegal, unauthorized surveilance of US citizens, but during the course of his speech the students in class did something pretty ballsy and brave. They got up from their seats and turned their backs to him.
To make matters worse for Gonzales, additional students came into the room, wearing black cowls and carrying a simple banner, written on a sheet.
Fortunately for him, it was a brief speech... followed by a panel discussion that basically ripped his argument a new asshole.
And, as one of the people on the panel said,
"When you're a law student, they tell you if say that if you can't argue the law, argue the facts. They also tell you if you can't argue the facts, argue the law. If you can't argue either, apparently, the solution is to go on a public relations offensive and make it a political issue... to say over and over again "it's lawful", and to think that the American people will somehow come to believe this if we say it often enough.
In light of this, I'm proud of the very civil civil disobedience that was shown here today."
- David Cole, Georgetown University Law Professor
It was a good day for dissent.
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NPR on the corporate media bandwagon?What is disgusting is that Tuesday evening's NPR coverage, at least on WAMU (88.5 in the DC area) did NOT mention the additional students and the banner, only the "few" students who stood and turned their backs to him... then they proceeded to allow him several minutes of air time to talk his B.S. and lies about how the administration justifies it's spying.
Has NPR joined the corporate owned media mis-information scene?