Writing at Salon, “New York based journalist and consultant to progressive causes” Tom Watson objects to the anti-surveillance Stop Watching Us rally, scheduled for October 26 in Washington, D.C., because it commits the unforgivable sin of reaching across partisan lines. The fatal flaw of this gathering, says this breathless correspondent, is that it includes (gasp) libertarians! Much better to keep objections to the NSA and intrusive snoopiness as a private club for those who, he insists, really care about privacy. “The path to NSA reform so clearly lies inside the Democrats’ big tent,” he writes, “and runs through its liberal wing.”
Stop giggling. That\’s so not polite.
- Better To Not Protest the NSA Than To Hold Hands With Libertarians, Says Progressive Scribbler (reason.com)
- Progressive: Don’t Ally With Libertarians! (tomwoods.com)