The Obama administration is spying on them too:
As it turns out, the big Friday story of Bloomberg journalists snooping on its clients was just amateur hour compared to what the AP was about to serve. In fact, the Watergate affair may soon appear like a walk in the park compared to the First Amendment shitstorm that is about to be unleashed following the just reported news that the US Department of Justice had “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.” First amendment? Freedom of speech and press? Surely not when it comes to the Nobel-peace prize winning President and those who dare to expose his secret ways. And what’s worst, is that the AP breach has all the makings of a spiteful hack driven by personal vengeance against one of America’s premier news outlets.
Probably not. La carte noire, don’t you know. The media will find it very difficult to turn on Obama unless he starts sending killer drones after AP reporters, and even then, the likes of Eleanor Clift will be babbling about how targeted media assassinations are popular moves that make the president look “decisive”.
This comment at Zerohedge cracked me up: “Obama has a free ride from the press and he is even going to fuck that up….classic.”