Denver Post Calls FBI "The Keystone Cops"

Leading with this week's news that telephone companies shut down FBI wiretaps because the agency failed to pay its bills, an editorial in today's Denver Post compares the FBI to "keystone cops."

In addition to the telephone bill embarrassment, the Post points out:

The late payments were part of a larger pattern of loose practices when it comes to tracking money sent to field offices for undercover operations.

With FISA hearings again on the horizon, the Post says we should be paying attention to the FBI's problems as Congress debates the reauthorization of the Patriot Act: [More...]

It's difficult to justify entrusting more power to what are supposed to be the country's top-flight investigators when the agency comes off looking like a bunch of Keystone Cops.

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    jimmy breslin described them best, (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Sun Jan 13, 2008 at 11:22:22 PM EST
    years ago, though he wasn't actually refering to them, in his book, "the gang that couldn't shoot straight".

    the title says it all. lol

    FBI the Keystone Kops (none / 0) (#2)
    by TheBaloneyGrinder on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 08:25:44 PM EST
    Under Bush, the FBI has been yet another "jobs program" for trailer trash that would otherwise be on welfare.