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May 14, 2013 - 7:16 pm

Investigative reporter Carl Bernstein on Tuesday called the scandal involving the Department of Justice securing telephone records of Associated Press reporters and editors a “nuclear event.”

“This is outrageous,” Bernstein said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It is totally inexcusable. This administration has been terrible on this subject from the beginning.

“The object of it is to intimidate people who talk to reporters,” he said. “This was an accident waiting to become a nuclear event, and now it’s happened.”

The AP reported late Monday afternoon that the “Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press.”

““And it goes beyond even the story,” National Journal’s Ron Fournier, who covered the Clinton and Bush scandals and was once the AP Washington bureau chief, said on the show. “One common thing with Benghazi and the IRS scandal, is we’re being misled every day. We were lied to on Benghazi, on the talking points behind Benghazi, for months. We were lied to by the IRS for months and now they’re sending a clear message to our sources:

Don’t embarrass the administration or we’re coming after you.”

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Hey, here's another quote of the day for you:

"He has, acting personally and through his subordinated and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigation to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner."

-- articles of impeachment drawn up against Richard Nixon, 1973
48 weeks ago
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They attacked the Press ... The Press thought they were on the inside and part of the Plan. Now, they find out how wrong they are and they are learning what happens in totalitarian regimes to people who report even a skewed version of the truth. We'll see if this gets as ugly as it could.
48 weeks ago
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The useful idiots are always the first against the wall. They should have known better but, well, that's why they're called idiots.
48 weeks ago
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Where was Bernstein when it was time to defend Woodward?
48 weeks ago
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John Stewart embarrassed him so it might just be the beginning of the end...
48 weeks ago
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Reward our friends and punish our enemies... and kick our lapdogs across the room.
48 weeks ago
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Wait just a second! Am I hearing correctly that our protectors in the Fourth Estate suspected the Obama/Hillary bull machine was in gear from day one on Benghazi ? Or are they just humiliated that they've only now figured out that they were being duped? I wonder if their motivation to cover the stories now is pay back v doing the right thing for us??
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I'd say so. Some of these non-Benghazi scandals were probably on the spike until the last round of hearings.

And once the other stuff came out, AP decided to report on the email seizures.
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