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New York Times Rips DOJ For Spying on Reporters

Ronald Reagan Fan Wrote: May 16, 2013 1:25 PM
As members of the liberal press, we expect AP reporters to cheat on their wives and husbands, and to sexually molest children and sell drugs. If you are married to an AP reporter and do not expect that to happen to you, you are stupid.

The Associated Press isn't the only media outlet livid over Justice Department spying and snooping. The New York Times editorial board has written a scathing response to revelations of secret monitoring, calling it a fishing expedition to intimidate whistleblowers.

The Obama administration, which has a chilling zeal for investigating leaks and prosecuting leakers, has failed to offer a credible justification for secretly combing through the phone records of reporters and editors at The Associated Press in what looks like a fishing expedition for sources and an effort to frighten off whistle-blowers.

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