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Ruthless silenced

Original post made by Ted Rudow III, MA, Palo Alto High School, on May 23, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Capitol Hill , where he’s expected to be grilled over the Justice Department’s decision to secretly seize the work, home and cellphone records used by almost a hundred reporters and editors at the Associated Press. On Tuesday, Holder defended the move as a necessary step in a criminal probe of leaks of classified information.

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Posted by The difference between Holder and God
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Why does Obama keep Eric Holder on, especially after the Fast and Furious scandal that cost the lives of DEA agents and Border Patrol?

The guy is amoral, and a danger to society


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Posted by Gun Walker
a resident of South of Midtown
on May 23, 2013 at 2:50 pm

@difference: Bush had a similar program in 2006 and 2007, called Wide Receiver -- both were run out of the ATF’s Phoenix office. The ATF agents decided in the fall of 2009 to start up the gun-walking practice again.

Did you complain when it happened under Bush, or are you a hypocrite that just waited until you could blame Obama?

@Ted: yes, the tools available to shut down whistleblowers are pervasive. Time to end the so called War On A Tactic (terrah!) and reestablish the Bill of Rights.

America is about FREEDOM.


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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 23, 2013 at 6:04 pm

I don't see Julian Assange and Bradley Manning as the issue here. Those two guys conspired to let out classified information. They broke the law and they should be prosecuted.

The AP situation is entirely different because they are using searches (and not notifying their target) based upon a set of reporter's questions that were asked --- not based upon an actual and purposeful effort to break the law and/or leak classified information to the public.