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  •  whuuuuuh? (1+ / 0-)
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    That ball has dropped (1+ / 0-)
    Back when Patrick Fitzgerald locked Judy Miller's ass up.
    That was a REAL subpoena, authorized by a judge at the request of a grand jury.  Not a fishing license to spy on a hundred reporters carried out by the executive branch alone with no judicial oversight.

    You know, the whole separation of powers thing?  Probable cause?  Sound familiar?

    BTW, Confidentiality of sources has nothing to do with the government's ability to investigate a leak.  The reporter can keep their sources confidential all they want, but if a crime was committed, the government has the power and responsibility to investigate.
    Government can investigate a reporter's sources (or in this case, numerous reporters' sources).  If it does, then their confidentiality is very much in danger.

    Thus, harm.  That was my point, regardless of whether you want to play semantic games about what "confidentiality of sources" means.

    What are you doing to fight the dangerous and counterproductive error of treating dirtbag terrorist criminals as though they were comic book supervillains? I can't believe we still have to argue this shit, let alone on Daily Kos.

    by happymisanthropy on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:38:22 PM PDT

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