The Big Chill

Nobody in government wants to talk to the Associated Press, now that everybody knows the DOJ is listening:

“Some longtime trusted sources have become nervous and anxious about talking with us,” AP president and chief executive Gary Pruitt said in a speech to the National Press Club.

“In some cases, government employees we once checked in with regularly will no longer speak to us by phone. Others are reluctant to meet in person … This chilling effect on newsgathering is not just limited to AP.


That’s a feature, not a bug.


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