Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Daily Star
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Letters to the Editor
Ted Rudow III, MA, Encina Ave, Palo Alto, CA
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Capitol Hill, where he’s expected to be grilled over by the Justice Department’s decision to secretly seize the work, home and cell phone records used by almost a hundred reporters and editors at the Associated Press. Holder defended the move as a necessary step in a criminal probe of leaks of classified information.
It is one more assault in a long series of assault against freedom of information and freedom of the press. And I would, of course, throw in the persecution of Julian Assange at WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning as part of that process. Anyone who challenges the official narrative, who digs out cases of torture, war crimes — which is, of course, what Manning and Assange presented to the American public — is going to be ruthlessly silenced.
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