Spying on Journalists having it's Desired Effect

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    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/05/19/gary_pruitt_ap_ceo_calls_phone_records_probe_unconstitutional.html

    The President and CEO of the Associated Press told CBS News that the Justice Department’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional” and has hurt the agency’s ability to report on the news. It’s not that the government doesn’t have the right to seize phone records, Gary Pruitt said, but the methodology was “so sweeping, so secretively, so abusively and harassingly overbroad" that it violated the Constitution.

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    Now AP reporters are having trouble getting sources to talk. "Officials that would normally talk to us, and people we talk to in the normal course of news gathering, are already saying they're a little reluctant to talk to us,” Pruitt said. “They fear that they will be monitored by the government."

     

    Hey, who let the fascists in here?

     

     

     
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    The President and CEO of the Associated Press told CBS News that the Justice Department’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional” and has hurt the agency’s ability to report on the news. It’s not that the government doesn’t have the right to seize phone records, Gary Pruitt said, but the methodology was “so sweeping, so secretively, so abusively and harassingly overbroad" that it violated the Constitution.

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    Now AP reporters are having trouble getting sources to talk. "Officials that would normally talk to us, and people we talk to in the normal course of news gathering, are already saying they're a little reluctant to talk to us,” Pruitt said. “They fear that they will be monitored by the government."

     

    Hey, who let the fascists in here?

     

     



    Can you imagine how the resident Lefties would react if the current President was Republican???

     
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    Gold star for WDYWN's amazing "gotcha" moment....

     
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    Tough for the AP and the FOX journalists ...... they might have compromised our National Security. btw righties it doesn't seem to bother you about ABC's Jon Karl leaking inacurate emails about the Benghazi's talking points ..... remember hypocrisy is not a virture !

     
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    remember hypocrisy is not a virture !

    Neither is support for fascist tactics, Sister.

     

     
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    Hey Greg I thought North Korea was one of the Axis of Evil ?

     
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    I forgot you are never wrong .....

     
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    I forgot you are never wrong .....

     




    Saying unicorn gets you deleted.

     




    Greg what you said wasn't bad and it was directed towards me so I don't understand why somebody else would stick their nose in our business and have you deleted .

     
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    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/05/19/gary_pruitt_ap_ceo_calls_phone_records_probe_unconstitutional.html

    The President and CEO of the Associated Press told CBS News that the Justice Department’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional” and has hurt the agency’s ability to report on the news. It’s not that the government doesn’t have the right to seize phone records, Gary Pruitt said, but the methodology was “so sweeping, so secretively, so abusively and harassingly overbroad" that it violated the Constitution.

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    Now AP reporters are having trouble getting sources to talk. "Officials that would normally talk to us, and people we talk to in the normal course of news gathering, are already saying they're a little reluctant to talk to us,” Pruitt said. “They fear that they will be monitored by the government."

     

    Hey, who let the fascists in here?

     

     



    Taking your question literally, all the low information voters that brought us Obama, twice.

     

     
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    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/05/19/gary_pruitt_ap_ceo_calls_phone_records_probe_unconstitutional.html

    The President and CEO of the Associated Press told CBS News that the Justice Department’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional” and has hurt the agency’s ability to report on the news. It’s not that the government doesn’t have the right to seize phone records, Gary Pruitt said, but the methodology was “so sweeping, so secretively, so abusively and harassingly overbroad" that it violated the Constitution.

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    Now AP reporters are having trouble getting sources to talk. "Officials that would normally talk to us, and people we talk to in the normal course of news gathering, are already saying they're a little reluctant to talk to us,” Pruitt said. “They fear that they will be monitored by the government."

     

    Hey, who let the fascists in here?

     

     

     



    Taking your question literally, all the low information voters that brought us Obama, twice.

     

     



    Comments like that will keep "Blame Bush" alive.  Every time you guys bring us a "sky is falling" moment, we can point to something a thousand times worse under the Bush administration.  Without Bush the AP story might look like over-reach, but what the DOJ did was legal, so it was not nearly as bad as warrantless wire-tapping.  Four dead in Benghazi is .001% the carnage of Iraq and Obama holds .0000001% the blame of making it happen.  Power slow to return after Hurricane Sandy?  People were raping each other and dying of thirst on roof-tops during Katrina.  Food stamp enrollment doubling during a recession?  Guess what?  Food stamp enrollment doubled during an artificial economic boom as well - guess which is a thousand times worse?  

    So sorry - Bush continues to catch blame for at least as long as you a55-holes pretend he did a better job.

     

     
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    I see that denial is not just a river in Egypt.

     

     
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    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/05/19/gary_pruitt_ap_ceo_calls_phone_records_probe_unconstitutional.html

    The President and CEO of the Associated Press told CBS News that the Justice Department’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional” and has hurt the agency’s ability to report on the news. It’s not that the government doesn’t have the right to seize phone records, Gary Pruitt said, but the methodology was “so sweeping, so secretively, so abusively and harassingly overbroad" that it violated the Constitution.

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    Now AP reporters are having trouble getting sources to talk. "Officials that would normally talk to us, and people we talk to in the normal course of news gathering, are already saying they're a little reluctant to talk to us,” Pruitt said. “They fear that they will be monitored by the government."

     

    Hey, who let the fascists in here?

     

     

     



    Taking your question literally, all the low information voters that brought us Obama, twice.

     

     

     



    Comments like that will keep "Blame Bush" alive.  Every time you guys bring us a "sky is falling" moment, we can point to something a thousand times worse under the Bush administration.  Without Bush the AP story might look like over-reach, but what the DOJ did was legal, so it was not nearly as bad as warrantless wire-tapping.  Four dead in Benghazi is .001% the carnage of Iraq and Obama holds .0000001% the blame of making it happen.  Power slow to return after Hurricane Sandy?  People were raping each other and dying of thirst on roof-tops during Katrina.  Food stamp enrollment doubling during a recession?  Guess what?  Food stamp enrollment doubled during an artificial economic boom as well - guess which is a thousand times worse?  

     

    So sorry - Bush continues to catch blame for at least as long as you a55-holes pretend he did a better job.

     



    Na Na Na Naaaaaaa Na 

     
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    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/05/19/gary_pruitt_ap_ceo_calls_phone_records_probe_unconstitutional.html

    The President and CEO of the Associated Press told CBS News that the Justice Department’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional” and has hurt the agency’s ability to report on the news. It’s not that the government doesn’t have the right to seize phone records, Gary Pruitt said, but the methodology was “so sweeping, so secretively, so abusively and harassingly overbroad" that it violated the Constitution.

    ---

    Now AP reporters are having trouble getting sources to talk. "Officials that would normally talk to us, and people we talk to in the normal course of news gathering, are already saying they're a little reluctant to talk to us,” Pruitt said. “They fear that they will be monitored by the government."

     

    Hey, who let the fascists in here?

     

     

     



    Taking your question literally, all the low information voters that brought us Obama, twice.

     

     

     



    Comments like that will keep "Blame Bush" alive.  Every time you guys bring us a "sky is falling" moment, we can point to something a thousand times worse under the Bush administration.  Without Bush the AP story might look like over-reach, but what the DOJ did was legal, so it was not nearly as bad as warrantless wire-tapping.  Four dead in Benghazi is .001% the carnage of Iraq and Obama holds .0000001% the blame of making it happen.  Power slow to return after Hurricane Sandy?  People were raping each other and dying of thirst on roof-tops during Katrina.  Food stamp enrollment doubling during a recession?  Guess what?  Food stamp enrollment doubled during an artificial economic boom as well - guess which is a thousand times worse?  

     

    So sorry - Bush continues to catch blame for at least as long as you a55-holes pretend he did a better job.

     



    Who's saying Bush did a better job?  Certainly not me.  And, he is out of office.

    You want to bring charges against Bush, go to it.  It does not excuse the Obama administration.

    The sooner you Obama-apologists stop playing the "Bush did it too, so Obama's ok" game, the sooner we can clean up our government.

     
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    why would anyone tell the press anything and risk persecution from Obama and his gang????????

     
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    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/05/19/gary_pruitt_ap_ceo_calls_phone_records_probe_unconstitutional.html

    The President and CEO of the Associated Press told CBS News that the Justice Department’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional” and has hurt the agency’s ability to report on the news. It’s not that the government doesn’t have the right to seize phone records, Gary Pruitt said, but the methodology was “so sweeping, so secretively, so abusively and harassingly overbroad" that it violated the Constitution.

    ---

    Now AP reporters are having trouble getting sources to talk. "Officials that would normally talk to us, and people we talk to in the normal course of news gathering, are already saying they're a little reluctant to talk to us,” Pruitt said. “They fear that they will be monitored by the government."

     

    Hey, who let the fascists in here?

     

     

     



    Taking your question literally, all the low information voters that brought us Obama, twice.

     

     

     



    Comments like that will keep "Blame Bush" alive.  Every time you guys bring us a "sky is falling" moment, we can point to something a thousand times worse under the Bush administration.  Without Bush the AP story might look like over-reach, but what the DOJ did was legal, so it was not nearly as bad as warrantless wire-tapping.  Four dead in Benghazi is .001% the carnage of Iraq and Obama holds .0000001% the blame of making it happen.  Power slow to return after Hurricane Sandy?  People were raping each other and dying of thirst on roof-tops during Katrina.  Food stamp enrollment doubling during a recession?  Guess what?  Food stamp enrollment doubled during an artificial economic boom as well - guess which is a thousand times worse?  

     

    So sorry - Bush continues to catch blame for at least as long as you a55-holes pretend he did a better job.

     

     



    Who's saying Bush did a better job?  Certainly not me.  And, he is out of office.

     

    You want to bring charges against Bush, go to it.  It does not excuse the Obama administration.

    The sooner you Obama-apologists stop playing the "Bush did it too, so Obama's ok" game, the sooner we can clean up our government.




    You talk out of both sides of your mouth.  If you think Obama is doing a better job than the last Republican president, then how do you justify your "low-information voter" comments?

    But yeah, I think to some extent the Bush administration does excuse the Obama administration.  Not just the Bush administration, either - how far back to you have to go to find a presidential scandal as tame as legal DOJ over-reach, IRS targeting on self-professed tax frauds, and (my personal favorite) the editing of talking points?  

    If it's hard for me to get worked up over these things, well, you know who to blame for that.

     

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