- It's funny to me that the Associated Press is nailing itself to a cross because you've been victimized by the same laws, politicians and tide of history you've either blissfully ignored or gleefully promoted for so many years.
- The 'Undo-Everything' Congress: What the Press Doesn't See
William Rivers Pitt, Truthout
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 |Gary Pruitt, President and CEO of the Associated Press, rose up raging on Monday afternoon and threw a bag of live rats over the White House fence. To wit:
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters , general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.
The 'Undo-Everything' Congress: What the Press Doesn't See, Eric Alterman and Reed Richardson, The Nation
- The hard-right wing exerts an oversized influence on our gridlocked Congress, thanks in part to a Beltway media enamored of them.
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