Monday, May 15, 2006
So Brian Ross and Richard Esposito are sitting in the press room of ABC News a couple of hours ago and one guy's phone rings:
"Yeah, who is this?"
"I really can't tell you that ... call me a 'Confidential Informant,' but you might want to know that you guys need to buy new cell phones."
"New cell phones. You and Rich, too."
"Excuse me, what the hell are you talking about?"
"OK, look, Brian, I only have about thirty seconds here ... your phones are being tapped by the Agency That Cannot Be Named!"
"Yeah, look, you didn't hear this from me, but you might want to get one of those throw-away phones, but quick. Both you guys. Bye now."
Brian checks the Caller ID and his eyebrows shoot up. Yikes, this CI probably knows what's what.
Ho ho ho. Maybe now these schmucks calling themselves reporters might want to press their editors to front-page this crap and keep it there.
Update: Raw Story has the transcript of an interview with Brian Ross with Air America's Ed Schultz.