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Our turn to our -- bash the conspiracy to commit journalism -- that your Miller appeared -- See how other pro Obama media is reacting to -- their recent Department of Justice actions that have been taking place to be witnessing.
To a lot of great to have -- -- nice to be here they have an look I think.
What's really amazing to me is after watching the white house press corps for all of these he -- We finally found one issue that has brought them together and -- absolutely in indignation and -- criticism.
Not the president because we don't know that he had anything to do with this but with.
So that's the Justice Department's action in the case of search warrants for the AP's phone records and James -- -- -- the Fox News.
I think the press -- support of James Rosen is particularly striking.
Since media matters and other groups and even the White House itself has gone out of its way.
To demonize Fox News -- portraying it as not a news organization.
And now we finally have an instance in which government.
Overreach or at least what appears to be overreach because we don't know all of the facts.
It's so egregious that even the white house press correspondents association has been forced to issue a statement.
Condemning what appears to being.
Overreach on the part of the government this is a seminal moments.
And there are I don't -- -- -- -- when the left of -- right come together.
And support of someone it happened.
For a brief instance when I went to jail in 2005.
To defend -- free press and protect sources.
But the unity was quickly dissipated after the fact and after I got a waiver from a source that enabled me to cooperate and testify.
I think the press has never really come to grips with a very thorny issues raised by these two cases.
You coming on the scene.
Just taking -- back to when you have to -- -- that tumultuous time it was.
Indeed a time for great courage and your part I just found it to be.
So unbelievable the way the press reacted at that time.
When it regarding your situation well I think it had been a long time since her for a -- had been sentenced to jail but you know after I came out of jail.
Most people forget about stress but their work.
There was another case that was brought by the same prosecutor.
-- in the Scooter Libby case.
And he wanted my telephone records and that of a colleague at the New York Times Philip -- Are from -- personal home.
In connection with another leak investigation that he was pursuing.
And we went all the way through the courts and even in liberal New York.
We lost them and so all of my telephone records and all -- telephone records were turned over that I remember that.
And there was nary a peep from the -- And I I think that the failure to understand that these.
Kinds of actions raise the most profound questions about the balance between national security.
And what reporters need to do to have an independent free press has still not been addressed today and I'm hoping.
That if there's a silver lining -- what's happened to James rise -- and I and the AP reporters I know how terrible I feel I know what this feels like.
Should be -- your privacy.
Invaded in this way but if there is a silver lining.
It may be that -- the press comes together and says what are our bottom line.
What is the bottom line with respect to the preservation of our ability to do our jobs vs the government's ability to keep legitimate national secrets.
Judging from what you're able to.
You know -- over there are you finding that there is -- a real concern right now about.
From people within the white house press -- About the way that you're doing your job are they looking over their shoulder more I think they they have to -- I mean it's just extraordinary.
Ryan pleases story in new Yorker dot com -- Today about the fact it last night about the fact that.
Not only his records but trunk lines for all Fox News Washington bureau.
Thirty different telephone line hints -- the -- -- compromised.
Even those of his parents.
This has got to cast a -- over everyone who covers the White House over everyone who covers national security not just the White House.
But I think what what it says to the White House -- press corps is that.
You know this president who talks about -- transparency but has been so un transparent.
And has been some remote even from them.
Deserves greater scrutiny than he's gotten he needs to be challenged.
On the gap between his rhetoric and his actions.
He needs to be asked.
Why he says something.
About a free press.
And does the -- building up and he needs to shed a little more light which I think he's going to tomorrow.
On the actions that he's taken and whether or not they're not just legal which is his drone strikes is killing of Americans.
What many on the left call his imperial presidency.
And answer some questions about whether or not it's possible to fit those kinds of actions that he justifies in the name of national security.
Into a legal framework that feels comfortable for most Americans.
-- it's always a pleasure to have you here with your reflections -- so good to see you I know you're going to be following this -- -- very closely on and you live -- You know it I then you're going to be watching how these things develop over the next step.
Several days and weeks and of course you can always see you on FOX News Watch how we do a fantastic job thank you very much.
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