Dan Froomkin: Investigative Reporting Is Not a crime
Dan Froomkin: Investigative Reporting Is Not A Crime
Criminally investigating the kinds of leaks that are the bread and butter of national security investigative reporting is a noxious overreaction by hyper-controlling government officials who don't want us to know what's being done in our name.
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