This is, of course, George Bush's fault. If he had not insisted on making 9/11 an excuse to spy on ordinary Americans going about their usual business, thus creating a culture in which the violation of our privacy is accepted as routine, such an outrage would never even have been attempted:
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has determined that the New England Patriots violated league rules Sunday when they videotaped defensive signals by the New York Jets' coaches, according to league sources.
NFL security officials confiscated a camera and videotape from Patriots video assistant Matt Estrella on the New England sidelines when it was suspected he was recording the Jets' defensive signals. Sources say the visual evidence confirmed the suspicion.
First our civil liberties, and now football. Will anything be left of the America we once knew?