James Risen, NY TImes Pulitzer Prize Winner, on the Bush Admin.'s abuse of power12/11/06
Nearly a year ago â€“ December 16, 2005, the New York Times published a blockbuster story revealing that under a presidential order signed in 2002, the National Security Agency has spied on hundreds of people inside the U.S.
The article was written by Times reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau, and immediately electrified Washington and the country. The 2 reporters were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting, and Risen shortly thereafter published a book expanding on that article, â€œState of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Adminstrationâ€?. It has now just been published in paperback.
WMNF spoke with James Risen last Friday . We began our interview by discussing an article he wrote 8 days ago in the New York Times, in which he writes that 2006 is the year that the system of checks and balances in the U.S. finally put a check on the Bush Administrationâ€™s abuse of power (roll tape#1 o.q.â€? to have to trust usâ€?)
Thatâ€™s New York Times reporter James Risen. His book â€˜State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administrationâ€?, has just been published in paperback. Please tune in tomorrow night to the Evening News for the 2nd part of our interview with him.