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Inside the AP: Fear, determination
Politico ^ | 5/14/13 | DYLAN BYERS and KATIE GLUECK |

Posted on 05/14/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Reporters across The Associated Press are outraged over the Justice Department’s sweeping seizure of staff phone records - and they say such an intrusion could chill their relationships with confidential sources.

In conversations with POLITICO on Tuesday, several AP staffers in Washington, D.C., described feelings of anger and frustration with the DOJ and with the Obama administration in general.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: media; specialprosecutor
You helped create this statist regime, AP.
1 posted on 05/14/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ha, ha, the AP has fleas.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 9:56:18 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SoFloFreeper

Idiots! Let it chill your cozy relationships with Obama and his administration! Stop kissing and protecting his butt, ram something up it!


3 posted on 05/14/2013 9:59:36 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: SoFloFreeper

When The Fascist was shredding the 2nd Amendment, they didn’t seem to mind too much. But now that the 1st Amendment is under attack [GASP!] it’s, “To the barricades!”


4 posted on 05/14/2013 9:59:39 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: SoFloFreeper

If AP had a lick of sense, and a hint of a backbone, they’d start reporting honestly about this administration.

Alas, they’ll whimper a bit and still kiss his ass.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 10:00:07 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: Paladin2
Now maybe,just maybe the AP will do its job and report on the governments action right or wrong and not promote the liberal candidates ideology It sucks to be you AP Hahhh Hhhaahha!
6 posted on 05/14/2013 10:01:37 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: SoFloFreeper

No wound is so deep as one that comes from a “friend”. They all deserve each other and our country deserves neither.


7 posted on 05/14/2013 10:01:53 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who’s Polutico trying to kid? AP is already bent over, hands on ankles, waiting for its next Obama ‘exclusive’.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 10:02:16 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SoFloFreeper

Isn’t the message from DOJ clear: Anyone who talks to the press can be found. It may not be legal, but so what, we are the law. Now that we have dried up your sources AP, just write about what we tell you to write about.


9 posted on 05/14/2013 10:03:26 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: SoFloFreeper

Schadenfreudalicious.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 10:04:04 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

OK, AP.... are you really angry, as in “enraged?”

Then, here’s how you act on that rage and help prevent it from happening again to yourselves and others. From this day forward, you can get the best form of justice by simply DOING YOUR JOB AND REPORTING FULLY AND HONESTLY WITHOUT BIAS !!

But....

You won’t.


11 posted on 05/14/2013 10:04:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

AP fed the crocodile, hoping it would eat them last. But the beast is hungry!


12 posted on 05/14/2013 10:05:28 AM PDT by kevao (.)
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13 posted on 05/14/2013 10:05:51 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is not about AP. This is intimidation of sources/potential witnesses, pure and simple.

What whistleblower in his right mind will now talk to ANY media outlet?

14 posted on 05/14/2013 10:05:54 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Hey, it is one thing to target those Tea Party kooks, but how DARE they go after the Great Defenders of Free Speech? Don't they know how much AP has done for Our Glorious Leader?
15 posted on 05/14/2013 10:09:43 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Darteaus94025

It’s only as the 1st Amendment applies to THEM. They don’t mind if the rest of us are told to shut up and go to the back of the bus.


16 posted on 05/14/2013 10:11:29 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: SoFloFreeper

The AP might accidentally discover that they are a (gasp!) news organization.

Who knows!? Maybe they’ll investigate Der Fuhrer 0bambi!

Nah. That would be expecting too much, overcoming that much cognitive dissonance.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 10:25:47 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

How does it feel, AP?

Like a rolling stone . . . a complete unknown . . . no direction home!


18 posted on 05/14/2013 10:31:26 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: DoughtyOne

” whimper a bit and still kiss his ass.”

Of course. The “cause” is more important than their personal freedom and comfort.


19 posted on 05/14/2013 10:47:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: SoFloFreeper

The feds are a mad dog that bites the hand that feeds.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 10:53:12 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The Amen Chorus is chagrined...
21 posted on 05/14/2013 11:05:59 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SoFloFreeper
they say such an intrusion could chill their relationships with confidential sources.

But, they went on to say that it would NOT chill their adoration of their messiah: the One, King Zero, Obamugabe!

22 posted on 05/14/2013 11:12:32 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: SoFloFreeper

the interesting thing is that when you read the comments in the comments section of the AP article — the people there are 100% unsympathetic with the AP because the AP has been such flacks for the Obama administration. They basically think the AP has been such low scum that they totally got what was coming to them. The surprise is that the AP didn’t see it coming.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 11:17:27 AM PDT by ckilmer
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To: SoFloFreeper

>> The AP employees interviewed by POLITICO did not want to be identified because, according to several sources, at least some journalists have been asked not to speak to the press.

HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Yeah, I guess if *anyone* would know what a nest of untrustworthy vipers “the press” is... it would be an employee of (A)ssociated (P)ress! ROFLMAO


24 posted on 05/14/2013 11:31:20 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Agreed...


25 posted on 05/14/2013 11:47:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: kevao

These fools think they are in the pond with the crocodile as as equals because their political ideology is the same.

Nothing will come of this as the media long ago sold their collective souls to the devil and they did so on the cheap. They will huff and puff but not enough to hurt their king.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 12:18:40 PM PDT by sarge83
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