What’s the big deal? All the journalists have to do is parrot government propaganda. Obviously “we” (i.e. “they”) need to monitor the subversive activities of anyone who strays from the flock.
Journalists and free press advocates are responding with alarm to newly released documents revealing the U.S. government’s secret rules for using Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court orders to spy on reporters, calling the revelations “important” and “terrifying.”
The documents – obtained and released by the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University through an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed last November– confirm long held suspicions that federal officials can target journalists with FISA orders.…