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Probe shows need for media shield


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 20, 2013

~~<p>If the three controversies that beset the Obama administration last week, the most serious accusation came from the story with the least political sizzle. The fallout from the Benghazi terrorist attack derived its potency from the four deaths that resulted. And the ill-advised targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service aroused the most visceral response, from the president on down.</p>
<p>But it was the secret probing of journalists' phone calls that potentially signified the worst abuse of power.</p>
~~

If the three controversies that beset the Obama administration last week, the most serious accusation came from the story with the least political sizzle. The fallout from the Benghazi terrorist attack derived its potency from the four deaths that resulted. And the ill-advised targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service aroused the most visceral response, from the president on down.

But it was the secret probing of journalists' phone calls that potentially signified the worst abuse of power. Login for more...



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