SacBee shoutout

Nat Henthoff says the Sacramento Bee deserves a Pulitzer for its coverage of the Patriot Act.

Among the specific illuminations of how government databases are being filled with the names of Americans unaware they have landed in converging surveillance systems, the first story reported that the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, which calls itself “the biggest certification group in the world,” handed over to the FBI — following a tip that some terrorists had been trained in underwater attacks — CD-ROMs “listing 10 million Americans and their addresses, a database the FBI apparently is still using.”

Another of those reasons why “scary shit” is such a useful expression.