Without a warrant.

Wired blog, threat levelBush said only Americans in the United States who were talking with terrorists overseas would be targets of surveillance.

He lied.

Spying has been a dragnet of all communications, as if trying to “harpoon fish from an airplane.”

“The National Security Agency had access to all Americans’ communications,” said Russell Tice, a former NSA analyst. “Faxes, phone calls and their computer communications. … They monitored all communications.”

For many reporters and news organizations every e-mail and phone conversation these reporters ever had with sources, editors and family members is captured: Without a warrant.