Rachel Maddow last night interviewed journalist Aram Roston about the finer points of the revelation, published in Playboy, that a December 2003 Orange terror alert was prompted by supposed decoding technology that revealed terrorist communications in Al Jazeera broadcasts.
Maddow plays some remarkable media reports from 2003, complete with scare quotes from Tom Ridge about catastrophic attacks “against the homeland.”
Our rundown of the story and the man at the center of it, Dennis Montgomery, is here.
Says Roston of Montgomery: “He in essence convinced [the CIA] he had this magic technology that could predict terrorist attacks, and there was always an urgent threat he was finding and rushing it to the CIA.”
Watch the whole segment below: