NBC Promotes Left-Wing Criminals Who Stole 1,000 FBI Documents, Likens Them to Snowden

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/01/07/nbc-promotes-left-…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog. </em></p><p>In a fawning report on Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, national investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff touted the exploits of two left-wing activists who stole a thousand FBI documents in 1971 and just confessed to the crime: "In an exclusive NBC News interview, the burglars, anti-Vietnam War activists, admit they committed the crime to expose what they believed were illegal activities by the FBI."<br /><br />Isikoff dramatically described the heist: "Bonnie Raines cased the office posing as a college student, leaving no fingerprints....Her husband, John Raines, a retired religion professor, drove the getaway car." He then proclaimed: "The documents exposed FBI efforts to spread paranoia among left-wing groups and COINTELPRO, a surveillance program started years earlier by then-director J. Edgar Hoover."</p>

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