Relatively few people know or recall that the Kennedy administration tried to get organizers to call it off; that the FBI tried to dissuade people from coming; that racist senators tried to discredit the leaders.
“We believe Americans should know that this confirmation is just the tip of a larger iceberg.” - Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Mark Udall
I wonder how many have truly understood the absolute threat to journalism implicit in the idea of total surveillance, when or if it comes – and, increasingly, it looks like "when".
It's bad enough to imprison sources. It's worse still to imprison journalists who report the truth. But to start detaining the family members of journalists is simply despotic.