Friday, July 23, 2004

Media gets bomb threat at convention

Reuters is reporting this morning that the FBI has received an "unconfirmed" indication that a domestic group may be planning terror bombings on media organizations covering the Democratic convention next week. The FBI is "investigating" and has alerted some media organizations; it will provide more details to the public if it obtains better information. There was a controversy (earlier article on new media technologies at the convention)in the media whether several bloggers, now credential as journalists by the major parties to cover the convention, were "real" journalists. No word on whether the FBI (or the supposed bombers) considered the bloggers covering the convention "real" enough journalists to issue a warning (or a threat).