Posts Tagged ‘AP’

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Another one to file under: No Shit.

Covert Operative in Ukraine Controversy Revealed to Be Associated Press

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(And, of course, Syria, which they don’t bother mentioning.)

Yemen: US allies don’t defeat al-Qaida but pay it to go away

That’s because the coalition cut secret deals with al-Qaida fighters, paying some to leave key cities and towns and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment and wads of looted cash, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Hundreds more were recruited to join the coalition itself.

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AP: Police Officers Abuse Confidential Databases

 

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Congress Investigates Lies of Attorney General

The DOJ seems to have taken a sizable gamble in exercising the Espionage Act to keep its surveillance of members of the press a secret, and the Daily Mail’s source into an ongoing Congressional probe indicates that the Attorney General may still bear the brunt of the blame

 

Four years late, after letting the Bush war criminals skate and promoting many of them in his own administration, Barack Obama seems to have pushed past the limits of the professional media class: he spied on THEM.

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Glenn Greenwald, who is looking sharp lately, takes it to the White House front lawn:

The major sea change in media discussions of Obama and civil liberties
“But this anger has infected even the most Obama-loyal circles.”

 

The American Douchebag Society (ADS)?  An ADS acting chairperson was not pleased:

“Or how former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman — once the most vocal defender of Bush’s vast warrantless eavesdropping programs — suddenly began sounding like a shrill and outraged privacy advocate once it was revealed that her own conversations with AIPAC representatives were recorded by the government.”

President Barack Obama“Am I really worse than Nixon?  Seriously?”

Yesterday I pointed out the pathetic progressive method of challenging government criminality by not challenging it.  They beg criminals to be nice on a fairly regular basis.  “Please Mr. Hitler, it’s not nice sending all those people away on cattle cars.  It’s unprecedented.  We’ll still vote for you though, but your unwarranted attacks on our Jewish neighbors doesn’t seem right.

So today, yet another weasel-worded embarrassment to political action, this time from CREDO:

“Tell Eric Holder: Stop your attack on the First Amendment

“The petition reads:

Attorney General Holder: Your department’s seizure of two months worth of the Associated Press’ phone records amounts to nothing less than an unprecedented attack on the First Amendment. But sadly, this indiscriminate surveillance of journalists is part of a larger pattern within your department to go after whistleblowers without consideration of the vital role a free press plays in our democracy.  We join the Associated Press in calling on you to return the records you seized and to destroy any copies you have made. In addition, we call on you to end your dangerous war on whistleblowers.””

Iceland is looking better and better all the time.