Rhetoric v. Reality and the Political Spying at the RNC Convention in Minneapolis

G.W. Schulz has a new piece for the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) exploring the gap between the rhetoric about the government spying on people protesting the Republican National Committee convention in Minneapolis in 2008, and the reality. There's more to the story than what was reported at the time, and George compares a new book on the convention with details that have come out about new "fusion centers" that fuse commercial, criminal, and security information about Americans, and the monitoring of opponents of President Bush and the convention. George also has a new blog for CIR, called "Threat Level," that is really insightful here is the most recent posting on this controversy.