Obama's War of Secrets Targets the AP

I'm as skeptical as anyone over the press's tendency to reflexively invoke its First Amendment rights, especially when national security secrets are at stake. But it's hard to argue with AP.

Well, the Obama White House can't say it wasn't warned. A broad investigation by the Justice Department into leaked national security secrets, a prescient editorial noted last summer, "would be a pointless exercise," serving merely to "tie individual names to leaks that were part of a coordinated group effort" and creating credibility problems for the department itself.

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