AP president slams the DOJ for acting as “judge, jury and executioner"

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  1. FlyingGatorII
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    Pretty easy to see that shutting off sources of info that hurt them was what the OA wanted all along here...

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/ap-sources-93054.html

    Associated Press’ president Gary Pruitt on Wednesday slammed the Department of Justice for acting as “judge, jury and executioner” in the seizure of the news organization’s phone records and he said some of the wire service’s longtime sources have clammed up in fear.

    Pruitt said the department broke its own rules with the seizure, which he said was too broad, and by failing to give the AP notice of the subpoena. Pruitt questioned the DoJ’s actions concerning the subpoena — had the DoJ come to the news organization in advance, “we could have helped them narrow the scope of the subpoena” or a court could have decided, he said.

    “There was never that opportunity,” Pruitt said during a speech at the National Press Club in D.C. “Instead the DoJ acted as judge, jury and executioner in private, in secret.”




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    So this was Obama's message to Putin during the re-election campaign last year. This is a page right out of Putin's book of enslavement and intimidation tactics... though Obama's probable, sanctioned, espionage on the media.
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    The saddest part of this story, is that the AP will continue cow-towing to the very regime that stiffles it's life-blood freedom of the press, out of blind allegiance born of deeply engrained indoctrination from their baby/echo boomer childhood *education*, upbringing, brainwashing, and (pardon the redundancy) indoctrination, since virtually everyone around every one of them, within their 'industry', is hard-wired to think teh same way.

    It's truly f'n amazing to witness--it's like watching a morbidly obeese lard ass stuff his face with a double cheese burger and a super sized side of french fries covered in cheese, and drinking it down with a 48 oz chocolate milk shake, as he complains to you about his blood pressure, diabetes, and other problems with being overwieght.

    NOTE TO AP: YOU hold the key to solving your own problems; get off your a$$es, and start practicing journalism.

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