In the News
In other news, Special Agent Harry Samit of the FBI's Minneapolis field office was cross-examined yesterday in the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, an alleged 9/11 conspirator. In what AP reporter Michael Sniffen characterized as "the strongest moment so far for the court-appointed lawyers defending Moussaoui," Samit admitted that he couldn't convince FBI headquarters to give him permission to investigate Moussaoui, despite warnings from French and British Intelligence that he was part of an Al Qaeda cell.
According to Special Agent Colleen Rawley, she and her peers from the Minneapolis field office joked that their superiors were "moles for bin Laden."
Many a truth is uttered in jest, you know.
Finally, the fallout from Isaac Hayes' decision to leave South Park still receives ink in the newspaper. The Church of Scientology maintains a crack legal staff that jealously guards how the cult is perceived. In media, they trot out a lot of their celebrity flock before the cameras. Behind the scenes, the Scientologists also purchased the Cult Awareness Network, after forcing the non-profit organization out of business. (Watch the 60 Minutes piece on it here: http://www.xenutv.com/us/60min-can.htm)