This just in, from Duh! News: The FBI faked terror alerts to obtain thousands of phone records, say they were just following the example of resident Bush. Who also faked alerts, usually around election time.
The FBI fabricated terrorism emergencies to obtain thousands of phone records between 2002 and 2006, it's been revealed. Washington comPost and New York Times journalists were among the targets…Counter-terror specialists terrorizing citizens and creating “emergencies.” But it’s Comrade Commisar Hitler Obama who is destroying America.
As well as fabricating emergencies, FBI counter-terror investigators obtained phone records by simply leaning on operators, getting approval after the fact with blanket authorisations.