The sheer audacity of this man! HIS government over-reaches then asked for a law to prevent HIS government over-reach.
It's like firing someone who's been on the job 8 days for something that happened under the previous administrator's watch.
And this press lets him get away with it.
Because the mainstream big corporate press wants the shield law, too, as it will give them a state-sanctioned edge over bloggers and startup media. Big government types like it because it will deny real whistleblowers unconventional outlets with which they can go around a hostile press... while a shield law will still protect politically motivated leftwing leakers because those are the only ones the press is interested in supporting.
Holder and liberals don't want this crisis wasted. The law Holder's talking about is one LIBERAL members of the press have wanted passed for some time. Holder's trying to make it look like it's in response to the witch hunting he and his team did to a conservative journalists from FOX. It's not.