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

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 21, 2013 @ 4:27 pm In The Point | 7 Comments

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.


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