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  •  100 reporters' phone logs over two months (1+ / 0-)
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    is narrow?
    Seizing two months' worth of phone logs isn't any intrusion upon a privacy interest?

    OK.

    As far as asking nicely, is concerned, that was nicely.

    "When people spin this in partisan terms to obfuscate the truth, it does a real disservice to normal people not in the big club in DC. Many of them will be hurting...That is why I write."--priceman

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon May 20, 2013 at 10:18:50 AM PDT

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    •  the narrowness is in obtaining logs themselves, (0+ / 0-)

      versus the content of the communications.  This discloses nothing more than what phone lines were used, and for how long; not what was said, or necessarily who was on the line.  Yes, two months is narrow, and the number of reporters would seem to depend on the number who worked on a given story (which was clearly an aggregation of a number of different threads).  The downside is it would include a variety of records unrelated to the subject of the investigation, but outside of conspiracy theories, nobody does anything with that information.  

      I expect pleases and thank yous from Southerners (though not Marylanders, who are terrible drivers), and nothing stopped you from drawing your own conclusions from the story versus believing a link was sufficient (clearly not, since Marcy Wheeler wasn't answering the same question you were trying to).

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Mon May 20, 2013 at 10:28:02 AM PDT

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      •  Marcy Wheeler was establishing the facts (1+ / 0-)
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        of what happened when, and what AP did that might have brought about such a response from the administration. You said you wanted to analyze those facts; I provided a link. You're upset I didn't say please?

        OK.

        Thank you for analyzing the facts.

        "When people spin this in partisan terms to obfuscate the truth, it does a real disservice to normal people not in the big club in DC. Many of them will be hurting...That is why I write."--priceman

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon May 20, 2013 at 10:43:41 AM PDT

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        •  not upset at all (0+ / 0-)

          pulling your chain.  

          I thought I had done a 10,000 meter one for the North Korea / Rosen situation, and I thought by that link you were suggesting I hadn't.  

          let's move on.

          Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

          by Loge on Mon May 20, 2013 at 10:49:28 AM PDT

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