“Virtual Censorship”

“VIRTUAL CENSORSHIP”….Jonathan Landay reports on the latest from the Bush administration:

An internal State Department review has found that U.S. officials screened the public statements and writings of private citizens for criticism of the Bush administration before deciding whether to send them on foreign speaking assignments.

The screenings amounted to “virtual censorship” in the State Department’s selection of speakers, said a report by the department’s Inspector General’s Office. McClatchy Newspapers obtained a copy of the 22-page report, which was completed in September.

I know. I should be outraged, I guess. But is there anyone left on the planet who expects anything different from these guys?

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