You know, Eugene Robinson, I can’t help but notice that… you are upset at the current administration’s policies on leaks.
The Obama administration has no business rummaging through journalists’ phone records, perusing their e-mails and tracking their movements in an attempt to keep them from gathering news. This heavy-handed business isn’t chilling, it’s just plain cold.
And that this situation you are now describing… is a troublesome one.
The unwarranted snooping, which was revealed last week, would be troubling enough if it were an isolated incident. But it is part of a pattern that threatens to redefine investigative reporting as criminal behavior.
And, indeed, this observation that you have now taken up – that we have been seeing this sort of thing from the Obama administration for some time – is… very much on topic. Yes.
Thank you for pointing this out. And thank you for noting that prior administrations have shown more restraint in dealing with journalists.
(Via Instapundit. Oh, my, yes: via Instapundit.)