Re: 60 Minutes Does Echelon 2-27-00

From: phil osborn (philosborn@hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Feb 23 2000 - 22:17:47 MST


>From: Matthew Gaylor <freematt@coil.com>
>Subject: 60 Minutes Does Echelon 2-27-00
>Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 01:33:26 -0500
>
>From: John Young <jya@pipeline.com>
>
>Echelon will get a segment on 60 Minutes, February 27,
>this coming Sunday, according to Margaret Newsham,
>an ex-employee of Lockheed Martin, who worked at
>NSA's Menwith Hill Station and trained agency personnel,
>and who testified in a secret congressional hearing in the
>80s. She'll be a main player in the segment. A capsule of
>her visit to Menwith Hill and a 60 Minutes crew:

> http://cryptome.org/menwith-mn60.htm
>And Bo Elkjśr's Danish interview of Newsham:
> http://cryptome.org/echelon-baby.htm

I happened to turn on an old shortwave receiver the other day and got three
Europpean-based newscasts in a row. In all three the Echelon scandal was
THE hot item and got detailed coverage, with interviews and analysis.
Haven't seen a single mention in the local papers or broadcast news in the
U.S.
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