On the Obama Administration tracking ASSociated Press’ phones.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

via Gov’t obtains wide AP phone records in probe.

The Government has the right to keep track of what its employees are doing. Sheesh! I really don’t know what the problem is with this thing. It was not like they were checking their Tax records or were in need of evacuation from an attacked embassy.

You all just hate Obama…. bunch of racists!

4 Replies to “On the Obama Administration tracking ASSociated Press’ phones.”

  1. I have a few points/thoughts about this one, but first and foremost, I have to laugh. Not about the Administration getting TWO MONTHS of recorded phone conversations from pretty much anyone in the AP, but at the AP’s reaction to it.

    First, once you get past the clear violations of the Bill of Rights, it’s pretty damn funny, considering we in the pro-rights community have consistently said that if the 2nd Amendment goes, the 1st and 4th will soon follow. Just like we said Obama would go full-out after the 2nd Amendment if he got a second term. I just feel like blowing the AP a nice fat raspberry and yelling, “Told ya so!” (If you couldn’t tell, they’re not getting much sympathy from me.)

    Second, I think this is more about whistle-blower retaliation and intimidation. The press will not get any informants in the government if they cannot guarantee confidentiality and anonymity, which has just become impossible. This move by the Administration quite effectively hamstrings the portions of the press that are still willing to function as government watchdogs.




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