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Austin American-Statesman reports on Amanpour Spying issue

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Slowly, ever so slowly, the Mitchell-Amanpour spying story is making it's way into the traditional media:

CNN said it is "looking into" whether its chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, has been targeted by the Bush administration's domestic spying program, a charge sources at the National Security Agency have denied to CNN.

"Neither CNN nor Christiane Amanpour . . . is aware of alleged eavesdropping by the government on Ms. Amanpour," CNN spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said Friday.

Amanpour's name came up this week when NBC News reporter Andrea Mitchell interviewed James Risen, the New York Times reporter who revealed the secret NSA program to eavesdrop on phone calls and e-mails of U.S. citizens and overseas contacts believed to be linked to terrorism. Mitchell asked whether Risen had any information to suggest that the NSA had eavesdropped on CNN's Amanpour. Risen said he had no such information.
Reporters have to know that the Bush team is capable of just about anything. They don't always report on it...but they know it.

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