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AP CEO calls records seizure unconstitutional
Yahoo ^ | 5/19/13 | PHILIP ELLIOTT

Posted on 05/19/2013 2:11:21 PM PDT by Perdogg

The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department.

Gary Pruitt, in his first television interviews since it was revealed the Justice Department subpoenaed phone records of AP reporters and editors, said the move already has had a chilling effect on journalism. Pruitt said the seizure has made sources less willing to talk to AP journalists and, in the long term, could limit Americans' information from all news outlets.

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1 posted on 05/19/2013 2:11:21 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Its really bad when your friends turn against you.


2 posted on 05/19/2013 2:12:53 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Perdogg

“...Gary Pruitt said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action...”
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So when are you gonna pull the trigger, Gary?


3 posted on 05/19/2013 2:14:56 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: riverrunner
Its really bad when your friends turn against you.

Yes. And of all the scandals, the AP's wiretapping is the one most liberals feel can be defended [national security, you know]. Glad to see the AP isn't going to let it die.

4 posted on 05/19/2013 2:19:12 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Don't try to explain yourself to liberals; you're not the jackass-whisperer.)
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To: Perdogg
"Pruitt said the seizure has made sources less willing to talk to AP journalists..."

Uh, maybe that might encourage them to try something new with the Obama crowd: INVESTIGATE. DIG DEEP. Don't just write whatever they tell you to.

"... and, in the long term, could limit Americans' information from all news outlets."

You mean, cut down on Gov't-served propaganda? This is a bad thing?

5 posted on 05/19/2013 2:19:40 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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6 posted on 05/19/2013 2:20:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: riverrunner
Whether AP has turned against him remains to be seen.

It's entirely within the realm of possibility that Sally Sweelies

Will go full abused wife and decide she really really likes S&M, bondage and very, very, very rough sex from her government masters.

7 posted on 05/19/2013 2:21:22 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Perdogg

and, in the long term, could limit Americans’ information from all news outlets.
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Yeah, like that LA Times hidden Khalidi-Obama Tape?


8 posted on 05/19/2013 2:21:45 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Perdogg

Stabbed in he back. Bush is not involved....must really sting AP.


9 posted on 05/19/2013 2:21:45 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: Perdogg

10 posted on 05/19/2013 2:23:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Perdogg

Hell with him! He can cry all he wants to. It was good with him when his god,obama was raping others along with the Constitution on a daily, if not hourly basis. It is his turn in the barrell now.


11 posted on 05/19/2013 2:27:54 PM PDT by sport
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To: DJ Frisat
"Pruitt said the seizure has made sources less willing to talk to AP journalists..."

Uh, maybe that might encourage them to try something new with the Obama crowd: INVESTIGATE. DIG DEEP. Don't just write whatever they tell you to.

Either that or take the path of least resistance and only use government APproved sources.

After all does anyone doubt that the government can find anything they need to on your computer? Name the threat, photoshopped images of you with scores of random lovers? I'm sure your wife will believe you know nothing about them! Friendly emails to and from know terrorists? You convince OUR federal judge we planted them. Why, we even have backups of the messages from when they were originally transmitted at our little ol' storage facility in Utah!

12 posted on 05/19/2013 2:30:54 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Perdogg
AP CEO calls records seizure unconstitutional

Obama White House replies "Whacha gonna do bout it, mah biches!"

13 posted on 05/19/2013 2:31:41 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Perdogg
The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department.
Lotsa luck.

Chief Justice Roberts:

"It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices."

14 posted on 05/19/2013 2:32:09 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Perdogg

So a lefty organization got mugged.

Will they open their eyes now?


15 posted on 05/19/2013 2:39:30 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Perdogg
AP has completely sold themselves to the Affirmative action president and his minions. But with all totalitarians there comes a day of reckoning for them, the useful idiots. Parrot their talking points or they will send you to Siberia. Printing the truth has consequences.

Lock and load. Now!

16 posted on 05/19/2013 2:42:28 PM PDT by liberty or death
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17 posted on 05/19/2013 2:43:04 PM PDT by narses
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To: Perdogg
Well, Mr. Pruitt, you and most in Obama’s collaborating media created this transformation by allowing the assistance in abusing his constitutional authority as you turned away from the basic rule of journalism. Now, you find yourselves in the place that many of us have been experiencing. Let's hope this is not a temporary awakening though much deeper that you wake up to help us in saving our constitutional rights.
18 posted on 05/19/2013 2:51:56 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Perdogg
Pruitt said the seizure has made sources less willing to talk to AP journalists and, in the long term, could limit Americans' information from all news outlets.

Meaning that if journalists started trying to do their jobs, finally, it would be more difficult. Sounds like Obama won that round, even though he did it through a shocking (and impeachable, for a conservative) violation of the First Amendment.

19 posted on 05/19/2013 3:00:32 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Perdogg

[[AP CEO calls records seizure unconstitutional]]

But yet the AP turns right aroudn and LIES for the president the very next day- aqnd protects him by NOT reportign hte TRUTH abotu what has been goign on under HIS WATCH i nthe white hosuie


20 posted on 05/19/2013 3:03:36 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Perdogg
It gives me a perverse sense of pleasure to see Obama’s lapdog media finally turn and growl at it's master.

The media has protected Obama like a trained dog, attacking his enemies on command and protecting him from curious minds who want to know what really goes on between those two big ears.

Finally tired of being kicked in the ass by it's master the mutt media is at least showing some teeth.

21 posted on 05/19/2013 3:06:26 PM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: Perdogg

When it was just happening to conservatives, they could care less or even agreed with it. Now that it happens to them, they cry about it.


22 posted on 05/19/2013 3:08:29 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Old Sarge

You got that right. The AP will bitch and whine and then fall back in line. Nothing to see here, move along...


23 posted on 05/19/2013 3:09:41 PM PDT by Paco
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To: Old Sarge

Ya lie down with Obamas, ya get up with fleas.


24 posted on 05/19/2013 3:16:55 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: riverrunner
Oh don't worry, the AP and Obama will kiss and make up soon enough. The MSM rage is phony. By the 2014 election, they'll be saying this is all old news...
25 posted on 05/19/2013 3:19:08 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: Perdogg

From the same people have been ignoring scores of constitutional violations


26 posted on 05/19/2013 3:39:00 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Perdogg

Dear Mr. AP guy, of course it’s unconstitutional. But this is the first time you’ve ever cared about what’s constitutional. Welcome to the club, come on, grow up and look around you to see what’s REALLY going on.


27 posted on 05/19/2013 3:50:21 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Perdogg; blam; M. Espinola; riverrunner
An Even Bigger Scandal: Why Are IRS Audits Being Used To Punish Obama’s Political Enemies?
28 posted on 05/19/2013 3:58:23 PM PDT by ex-Texan (The Time to "Wake Up" is Over !)
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To: Bratch

I am confused and bemused by Roberts’ comment about consequences of political choices. I can accept/acknowledge that individuals can make wrong and stupid political choices for which they are responsible. However, not all such individual choices are completely free of societal structured influences and unknowns. Would Roberts claim that any such choices mute any wrongdoing/illegal actions as far as that individual is concerned?


29 posted on 05/19/2013 4:09:47 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Perdogg

This AP CEO apparently has a single-focused view of the first amendment. Surely he realizes that it begins with freedom of religion before it mentions freedom of the press.

And they were among the merrymakers when Obama decided he could force Christians, Catholics in particular, to violate their religion.

If they’d cried out against those abuses, perhaps they would make it clear that no abuses would be tolerated.

The message they sent to Obama was that he could do what he wanted regardless of the God-given rights of a free people.


30 posted on 05/19/2013 4:35:30 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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The AP “useful idiots” got punked.

I have zero sympathy for those #s.


31 posted on 05/19/2013 4:36:41 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Perdogg

AP says the seizure is unconstitutional! When a whore gets goosed, she makes an awful fuss.


32 posted on 05/19/2013 4:43:52 PM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Perdogg

Then do something, dumbazz.


33 posted on 05/19/2013 4:44:56 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: HomeAtLast

Heh. How do you make a hormone?


34 posted on 05/19/2013 4:48:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Perdogg

Oh, lots of things are unconstitutional.

Up until now those who could do something about them haven’t seemed to care.

Maybe now they will? I hope so.


35 posted on 05/19/2013 4:54:24 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: sport

Who did Conservatives say would be the first targets after Conservatives? Why the media of course. All the little lefties that were Obama’s foot stool, they would be taken out.

So here’s AP, couldn’t find a story with both hands if it was taped their butt, and now all of a sudden they’re the White House and Justice Department target, and suddenly the Constitution that is supposed to be so outdated according to Leftists, suddenly means something again. Oh my!

This guy still can’t pull the trigger on Obama. I guarantee you he’ll blame the J. D. and leave Obama out of it.

These Leftists will NEVER learn.


36 posted on 05/19/2013 4:59:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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To: Perdogg

It’s not unconstitutional necessarily depending on how it was done. If there is criminal activity in any business including the press there are legal procedures for obtaining the records. I have no idea what happened in this case. I am just saying the Press are NOT immune to legal searches and seizures


37 posted on 05/19/2013 4:59:48 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Perdogg

Please, as soon as Obama along with the rest of the left come-a-courtin’, this ‘outrage’ will disappear faster than Michelle Obama chowing down at a buffet.

The left do not care! They WANT an obtrusive government.


38 posted on 05/19/2013 5:01:16 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Perdogg
The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department.

Okay. Don't talk. Sue the b******s.

39 posted on 05/19/2013 5:29:21 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Perdogg

“It’s not unconstitutional until it happens to us”.


40 posted on 05/19/2013 5:32:17 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: BfloGuy

Honestly, I hope Obama attacks NBC,ABC, and CBS. I want to their private email and phone records splashed all over the Internet, with Eric Holder daring them to complain.


41 posted on 05/19/2013 5:35:26 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: DoughtyOne

I hope Eric Holder does a “Janet Reno”, and surrounds NBC news with tanks.

Honestly, these reporters make me sick. Watched them make excuses for the sleaze bag today. Sickening. So pissed I will never watch NBC again.


42 posted on 05/19/2013 5:50:37 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Perdogg

So sue.


43 posted on 05/19/2013 5:50:45 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: riverrunner

This AP bs is a smoke screen to hide that Obama sicked his IRS on conservative groups to rig the election for Obama

funny how it broke at exactly the same time

also the media trotted out OJ and jolie at the same time


44 posted on 05/19/2013 5:52:44 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Perdogg

Is this blathering, or did someone at the AgitProp, Administration Press, finally WAKE UP?


45 posted on 05/19/2013 5:57:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Perdogg

Took him long enough to state the obvious. Comes from relying on wire services for his news.


46 posted on 05/19/2013 5:58:22 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Perdogg
Gary Pruitt, in his first television interviews since it was revealed the Justice Department subpoenaed phone records of AP reporters and editors, said the move already has had a chilling effect on journalism.

Hey AP...you've been Obamugabe's willing "Pravda" for 5+ years now...gonna finally wake up?

47 posted on 05/19/2013 6:05:18 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Eleutheria5
Yes, he and Obama just heard about it on the Friday five o'clock news.

And even then Brian Williams told them it was just Republicans "stirrin' thin's up."

48 posted on 05/19/2013 6:06:23 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: unixfox

Anyone remember this guy? Arrested for a "video" that Hitlery and Obamugabe used to divert attention away from their unwillingness to save human lives in Libya?

Yep...he is still in jail.

Hey AP, how about doing some stories exposing the lies of Hitlery and Obamugabe on THAT occasion?

You folks at the AP aren't the only ones being oppressed by this administration.

Hey, did you hear about the IRS targeting conservatives?

49 posted on 05/19/2013 6:10:57 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: sport
Hell with him! He can cry all he wants to. It was good with him when his god,obama was raping others along with the Constitution on a daily, if not hourly basis. It is his turn in the barrell now.

Yup.

50 posted on 05/19/2013 6:14:08 PM PDT by FreeReign
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