Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Well, Isn't That Convenient?

From the Wall Street Journal:

The Obama administration pressed Congress to revive legislation that would give stronger protections to reporters, responding to widespread criticism over the Justice Department's broad seizure of Associated Press phone records. 
In the wake of the AP controversy, President Barack Obama's chief spokesman, Jay Carney, said the White House talked to Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) about reviving "media shield" legislation that would protect journalists from revealing sources as part of an investigation. Mr. Schumer has been a chief proponent of such a law, though an effort to pass it in Mr. Obama's first year in office failed.

What a racket. Violate the privacy of the press, then offer up legislation to give them protection from just such violation.

Ah... the Chicago way.

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