Stupid Spy Scandal Subterfuge
The government claims it had to seize the phone records of a multitude of Associated Press (AP) employees to learn the identity of a spy that was leaking secrets. It sounds more like a ‘Keystone Kops’ scenario.
How stupid do they think we are? Did they find the spy that way?
If you read the books documenting previous spy cases you learn that spies do not call journalists and negotiate prices over the telephone. They usually have a third party arrange a clandestine meeting.
So why did the government use such a broad dragnet for journalists’ records? It seems more like the government is trying to intimidate the media even more.