Check this out to see what the right leaning media is trying to get you to believe:
1: Timeliness necessitated bypassing the FISA court - MYTH
2: Congress was adequately informed of -- and approved -- the administration's actions - MYTH
3: Warrantless searches of Americans are legal under the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - MYTH
4: Clinton, Carter also authorized warrantless searches of U.S. citizens - MYTH
5: Only Democrats are concerned about the Bush administration's secret surveillance - MYTH
6: Debate is between those supporting civil liberties and those seeking to prevent terrorism - MYTH
7: Bin Laden phone leak demonstrates how leak of spy operation could damage national security - MYTH
8: Gorelick testimony proved Clinton asserted "the same authority" as Bush - MYTH
9: Aldrich Ames investigation is example of Clinton administration bypassing FISA regulations - MYTH
10: Clinton administration conducted domestic spying - MYTH
11: Moussaoui case proved that FISA probable-cause standard impedes terrorism probes - MYTH
12: A 2002 FISA review court opinion makes clear that Bush acted legally - MYTH
Click through to read details as to why these are all falsehoods.
I really need to train myself to read Media Matters every single day. The misinformation that's promulgated by the mainstream press is appalling.