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Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
May 15, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
"important to note that nothing was actually tapped, the gov't didn't actually listen in, just obtained the phone records"

oh so what

facts are stupid things

I will believe what I want to believe

so quit shoving your liberal truthy facts at me
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
May 15, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
Facts ------ what do facts have to do with anything.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 15, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
^^^ Certainly nothing in this discussion.
monolith

climber
SF bay area
May 15, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
Technically, the AP did not give up the records, the telephone company did under a subpoena without AP knowledge. The AP was not informed till recently. This apparently is legal under a national security clause, but scandalous none the less.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
May 15, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
the ONLY reason to go after the press's records is suspicion on leaking classified material

apparently the Justice Department was alerted by an intelligence arm of our government that certain reporters were being given classified material and were publicly posting it

that is bad joo joo

and IF that is indeed what is going on then yes there is good reason to request records

and if it is not then there will be hell to pay
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
Technology to help the press protect the anonymity of its sources, is catching up. Interesting article, and not nearly enough exploration of the curious timing or circumstances of a suicide:
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/05/strongbox-and-aaron-swartz.html

This leaves a bad itch for conspiracy theorists to scratch.
rSin

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calif
May 16, 2013 - 02:01am PT
unfortunately the presses credentials dont mean sh#t if the people with the goods the public needs to hear are in fear of the government throwing the book at them

the whole point of this is to silence sources
editors are not leading that accomplishment
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 16, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
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dirtbag

climber
Aug 16, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
^^^^You have to admire Faux News' ability to generate anger among its viewers over bogus scandals. They really are quite good at it.
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