May 13, 2013

Wake Up Call For The AP

The ASSociated Press has learned that the Justice Department tapped the phones that perhaps as many as 100 of their journalists used for several months last year.
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.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also included incoming calls or the duration of the calls.
Obviously a fishing expedition was initiated. What were they looking for?
In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown, but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.

In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded the return of the phone records and destruction of all copies.
Now will you fools wake up? These people play for keeps and they care not a whit for the rules. They are a danger to our nation and will stop at nothing to gain an advantage.


Gorges Smythe said...

It was all paranoia until it happened to them!

Doom said...

Oh, if that is what they do to their allies, Zero has proven to be every bit as communist as I knew and others suspected. AP knows that, and didn't care, because they thought they were cutely immune.

Still, I have to think something big is coming down the pipe. My guess is they have decided not just to abandon Zero, but perhaps there is a need to get rid of him before he escapes office.

None of this is why, I don't think. My guess is the people who have decided to zap Zero have other reasons, this, Benghazi, and a few other things? Legal tender fodder that will fly and is populist, pushes the right buttons. But... what is the real reason.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

"It's OK, we do it in Chicago all the time."

sig94 said...

Gorges - it always is. But when you're proven right it's generally too late anyway...

sig94 said...

Doom - the real test will come if the media picks up the forged birth documents. Then we'll know for sure that the handwriting is on the wall for Obama (Impeachment Be Upon Him).

sig94 said...

Odie - the only thing saving us is that the entire USA is not Chicago.