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AP Monitoring Raises Fears of Government Overreach: How Far Will Obama Go to Crack Down on Leaks?

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Published on May 16, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org - David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, joins us to discuss the growing scandal over the Justice Department's seizure of telephone records from Associated Press editors and reporters. The action came as part of a probe into the leaks behind an AP story about how U.S. intelligence thwarted a Yemen-based al-Qaeda bombing plot on a U.S.-bound airplane. "This is a very troubling aspect of this administration -- it is hostile to the news media," Johnston says. "They're behaving much more like a corporation than like the people's government."

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