The Dept. of Justice Probes AP Phone Records

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Caroline Little president and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America discusses the Department of Justice's subpoena of Associated Press phone records as part of a criminal investigation, and what it means for freedom of the press.


Caroline Little

Comments [12]

OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE from Nazi Oklahoma

I wonder how many reporters and others are getting many of their phone calls and emails stopped from coming in or going out like I have to my taxi company since 2007 and I claim to be the victim of the worst phone tampering/harassment on record... www. saveacab.blogspot

Jun. 07 2013 12:05 AM

I am willing to bet the the IRS and AP stories were "uncovered" by reporters invited to the secret "deep background" briefing on Benghazi. In other words, these scandals were handed to the press to divert attention from Benghazi. How else do you explain the sudden 'outrage' from MSM? They have ignored all Obama admin abuses to date, yet suddenly they are 'outraged' at not just one, but two bits of breaking news. Remember, these are the same reporters who could not grasp the idiocy of blaming a 9/11 anniversary attack on a random video posted to YouTube.

May. 14 2013 07:45 PM

The corruption and incompetence that appears to be our Federal government has been caused by our best and brightest being drawn into Finance careers rather than careers in science, industry, education and (yes) government service.

It has been compounded by freezing the 'pecking order' of income distribution by our fiscal and monetary policy. ("Inflation bad, deflation worse!"). How else do you explain how, over the last 50 years, average incomes have gone up six times, while the national income has gone up by 25 times? Who gets to 'earn' all of that money?

I don't see a way out without some radical changes: Public financing of election campaigns; the return of a public savings function which starts with equity between the tax treatment for capital gains and personal savings; faster broadband service from 'sea to shining sea' to enable new education initiatives that guarantee a thinking populace prepared for career and leisure in the 21st century; high speed rail to cut the trucking and private vehicle traffic on our highways; and universal health care.

It's a big job that we may not be up to but I still think there is no better country suited to meet the challenge.

May. 14 2013 10:47 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Bob from Brooklyn,

Do you need directions to the airport?

Can you fit all your valuables in the overhead luggage compartment?

May. 14 2013 10:21 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Shocked, SHOCKED, that Eric Holder should be the defendant in a federal trial, not the prosecutor.

May. 14 2013 10:21 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Those who would ignore or even abolish the 2nd Amendment are insanely zealous to guard the 1st!

May. 14 2013 10:19 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

Ed - your comment is idiotic and pathetic.

May. 14 2013 10:16 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Bob from Brooklyn,

If you think the USA is bad, then pack up and LEAVE.

Where will you go to?

May. 14 2013 10:15 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Oh ... but when the intrusion involves the Leftist Media (so well represented by the AP) .... Well, gee, the press, NPR and the liberal pundits all wet their little panties.

May. 14 2013 10:14 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

The Empire has been crumbling and the only thing the powerful can do to stop it is intimidation and harassment.

May. 14 2013 10:06 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

If you are so concerned about first amendment rights, why are you avoiding the story of the corrupt Obama administration’s blatant use of the IRS to smother its political opponents ... like some third world banana republic.

May. 14 2013 10:04 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

DOJ should be subject to criminal investigations. Everything is corrupted in this country, everything is subject to surveillance, harassment, and terror by the US GOVERNMENT. The experiment is OVER.

May. 14 2013 10:01 AM

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