Comments on, “A year later, Goss’ CIA is still in turmoil” by Dafna Linzer for the Washington Post on October 19, 2005.
This article is about accountability. The news item in this story is a closed-door meeting that is to take place on Wednesday between Goss, who is the head of the CIA, and the Senate intelligence committee to discuss the loss of personnel in the agency. What is particularly good about this article is the depth of information provided on the ongoing turmoil within the CIA. This story becomes about accountability when is discusses what Goss has said he will do and what he has done over the last year since he has taken over the position. In this way, the public is made aware of Goss’ job performance and has enough background information on the ongoing issue to assess what comes out of Wednesday’s meeting.