(Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. received a formal complaint from the Associated Press over the monitoring of journalists’ communications. (Molly Riley / Associated Press / April 18, 2013)
New York Times correspondent Declan Walsh was unceremoniously booted from Pakistan on the eve of their historic elections. The publisher of the Times sent the Pakistani government a terse letter of objection stating, among other things, that silencing a free press does little to further the government’s efforts towards democracy and transparency.
You know…just like here in the United States.
Our government would never do something like this. They would never encroach upon the sanctity of the fifth estate.
A free and independent press is vital to our form of government.
Unless of course it’s America, version 9/11.o Then folks, all bets are off…
Guantanamo, suspension of due process, torture, drone assassinations. What’s a little illegal spying on the press gonna hurt?
I’m a liberal and a lifelong Democrat. This was my President. This was the guy that brought me to tears at his first inauguration. The man who inspired such hope in me…
I’m done…this is also the President that allows this illegal nonsense to continue. It is NOT okay to take a dump on our rights. It is NOT okay to allow the IRS to become politicized, and holy hell…IT IS NOT OKAY TO SPY ON THE PRESS!!!
Ameristan, here we come…