"The Post declines to accept the substitute language as quotations from DeLong." wapo.st/16T3Pe6 Story behind story is revealing too.—
Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) August 16, 2013
The Washington Post’s story about the NSA’s thousands of FISA violations, or “incidents,” is embarrassing enough to the administration, but the Post has revealed that the White House attempted to swap in its own prepared statement to replace an interview with John DeLong, the NSA’s director of compliance.
Reporter Barton Gellman says he agreed to let the NSA review the results of his interview with DeLong, but spokesmen for the White House and NSA instead scrapped the entire interview and sent along their own prepared statement for publication in its place.
WPost reports NSA dir. of compliance answered questions freely in 90-min intv. After WhiteHouse tried to edit quotes (NO) WH tried to nix it—
Israel Balderas (@israel_balderas) August 16, 2013
Will Edward Snowden be getting some company?
“Washington Post seeks political asylum in Moscow”—
Xeni Jardin (@xeni) August 16, 2013