AP Boss: “What I Learned From Our Journalists Should Alarm Everyone in this Room”

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I have no great sympathy for the AP or the rest of the media. They spent 8 years shrieking that President Bush was turning America into a nightmarish totalitarian state and then spent 5 years furiously agitating for a man who actually is.

The left never learns its lessons. It never remembers that left wing governments end up purging the ranks of the left.

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 aren’t 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.”

The SA called. It wants its pity party back and wishes the knives were a little shorter.

  • tatave

    The guy is a genius,took him all these years to realise that tne country is run by criminals and totalitarians!What a laugh,what a joke!Journalism is dead,killed by journalists!

  • Takiwiaa

    So let’s see what he does about it.

  • Takiwiaa

    Let’s see what he does with it.

  • Flicker

    Daniel,

    I’m a little slow today. By “SA” do you mean Schutzarbeiten?

    • DogmaelJones1

      Yes, that’s what he meant, the S.A., HItler’s “protection” forces.

      • defcon 4

        Until they were purged, along w/their leader, in the Night of the Long Knives.

  • Minnalousha

    Some source or other was talking to Michael Hastings.
    Oops. Not anymore.

    Move along.