Holder tightens rules for secretly obtaining reporters' phone logs, emails

Charlie Savage at the NY Times writes about Friday’s announcement by US Attorney General Eric Holder of “new guidelines that would significantly narrow the circumstances under which journalists’ records could be obtained.” Here’s a PDF of the new guidelines. READ THE REST

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Here’s the problem. The trust is already gone - so the best we can feel about Holder’s announcement is that he said the circumstances would be narrowed, but how can anyone know that to be true?

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I sure as hell have no reason to trust his word on anything.


Am I the only person who read that as “Hodor tightens rules…”?


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