Former NSA Chief’s Private Conversation Tweeted Out
October 25, 2013 4:14 am - NewsBehavingBadly.com
Former NSA spy boss Michael Hayden on Acela behind me blabbing “on background as a former senior admin official” Sounds defensive.
— Tom Matzzie (@tommatzzie) October 24, 2013
Michael Hayden was giving an “off the record” interview badmouthing the Obama administration while riding the Acela from Washington to New York. The super-spy was super-overheard by a liberal blogger.
Tom Matzzie, a one time occasional blogger for the Huffington Post who now runs a renewable energy company, was sat behind Hayden as he spoke to the unnamed journalist ‘on background’ – meaning the reporter was not to cite him by name, instead quoting a ‘former senior administration official’.
Evenutally Hayden was alerted to the real time reporting and towards the end of his series of micro-blogs Matzzie posted a picture of the two men together, smiling.
In an extraordinary series of tweets Matzzie chronicled the conversation for his followers