Skip to comments.AP CEO Says Government Sources Won’t Talk After Justice Department Probe
Posted on 06/19/2013 11:18:08 AM PDT by SE Mom
WASHINGTON The CEO of the Associated Press told an audience Wednesday that the Department of Justice has succeeded in muzzling government employees from talking to AP reporters in the weeks since the seizure of AP phone records was revealed.
What I learned from our journalists should alarm everyone in this room and I think should alarm everyone in this country. The actions of the DOJ against AP are already having an impact beyond the specifics of this particular case, AP CEO Gary Pruitt told an audience at the National Press Club. Some of our longtime trusted sources have become nervous and anxious about talking to us, even about stories that arent about national security. In some cases, government employees that we once checked in with regularly will no longer speak to us by phone, and some are reluctant to meet in person.
After it was made public that the Justice Department took AP Washington bureau phone records as part of the Obama administrations aggressive anti-leak operation, Pruitt said the fear among potential sources has spread to reporters from other outlets.
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Mr. Pruitt; how do you like the monster you created?
Knowing the political predilections of the AP he probably smoked a cigarette afterwards.
Yeh, they were threatened under the NDAA and Patriot Act.
AP aided and abetted the coup d’etat and now does not
appear to like the “new transparency”.
This is bad.
I haven’t heard a peep from FOX about any action they’re going to take.
I pray Sharyl Attkisson tells “the rest of the story” ASAP.
They will have to go to the White Hut for another off the record session to hear how to spin this to the general public.
Good. I hope the good GEO and his loyal employees feel the full effect of what they empowered. Since we couldn’t trust them to do their jobs, I want front row seats to the day these useful idiots are lined up in the historical manner.
People got what they asked for. Since I can’t stop it I may as well revel in their shock and awe.
The idiot has been promoting fascism for thirty years and then acts surprised when he gets it from the receiving end.
They still wouldn’t go after the current administration.
“Mr. Pruitt; how do you like the monster you created?”
Ding ding ding, we have a winner.
“What Bill of Rights?” - BIg Brother 0bama
Very bad and why I suspect that the NSA surveillance story is not really that upsetting to the Obama administration. It is part of the campaign to intimidate the American people.
Praying the same thing about Ms. Akkitsson as you are.
Yeah I was thinking along the same thing.
You reap what you sow.
” Good. I hope the good GEO and his loyal employees feel the full effect of what they empowered. Since we couldnt trust them to do their jobs, I want front row seats to the day these useful idiots are lined up in the historical manner.”
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
Silver lining is this has probably ensured that the AP (and at least some other parts of the MSM) are too P.O-ed to reconcile with Obama and become his bestest cheerleaders again.
I understand AP has been a willing accomplice in the distortion of news reporting so I’m hardly feeling sympathy for them. The point is- this administration has muzzled the press. That’s dangerous as hell. If sources won’t even speak with AP...
I think this is an opportunity for the media to get a good taste of what it is like to be a conservative.
Maybe they will see who really cares about this country and who just wants power at any cost.