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Media Matters Defends Government's AP Probe

In the tank for a penny, in the tank for a pound

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The ever-helpful folks at the Obama-friendly Media Matters gives cocktail-party-ready tips on how to talk about the Department of Justice's investigation of the AP in relation to stories about a failed al Qaeda plot in Yemen.

For those interested in pushing back against partisan attacks while the rest of us grapple with the larger questions, here is language to guide you….

  • If the press compromised active counter-terror operations for a story that only tipped off the terrorists, that sounds like it should be investigated.