Used to be that whenever we heard "increased chatter about potential terror attacks," Grand Moff Ridge would bump us up a color or two on the Official Fear-O-Meter and all the New York yuppies would go out the Hamptons to get outside the blast radius. Now, we just make vague references to "chatter" and New Yorkers plan their vacations to coincide with the Republican convention.
Lemme ask this...Who's doing all this chattering? Why don't we pay them a visit to find out who they're chattering with? Or is the Department of Homeland Security getting its information from AOL chatrooms again?
And how about releasing information on suspects before we have a "credible threat" so that maybe we can run a two-hour primetime America's Most Wanted special or something.