Editorial Board

How Dangerous Are Government Leaks? Let’s Find Out

It’s hard to feel comfortable with the Barack Obama administration’s aggressive pursuit of national security leaks. Last week, the Justice Department acknowledged seizing phone records from Associated Press reporters in connection with a leak concerning a 2012 counterterrorism operation in Yemen. This week, we learned that Fox News correspondent James Rosen’s e-mail was examined to track down unauthorized disclosures about North Korea. In this case, the Justice Department went so far as to call the reporter a “co-conspirator.”

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.