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Wait Until You See the Media Matters Talking Points on the DOJ/AP Story That Even Made HuffPost Say ‘Wow’

Wait Until You See the Media Matters Talking Points on the DOJ/AP Story That Even Made HuffPost Say WowThe left-leaning Media Matters actually put out talking points for those who want to defend the Justice Department for secretly obtaining two months’ worth of Associated Press phone records.

The Media Matters Action Network, the lobbying arm of Media Matters for America, said the situation “raises important questions about the balance between a free press and effective national security,” but that the talking points were “for those interested in pushing back against partisan attacks.”

Here are some of the key points Media Matters offers (including mentions of the Bush administration):

​• If the press compromised active counter-terror operations for a story that only tipped off the terrorists, that sounds like it should be investigated.

​• It was not acceptable when the Bush Administration exposed Valerie Plame working undercover to stop terrorists from attacking us. It is not acceptable when anonymous sources do it either.

​• Did Republicans in Congress who are now exploiting the situation to score political points oppose the media shield law that likely would have protected the Associated Press in this situation?

​• For a flashback to the Valerie Plame affair, which involved the Bush Administration revealing classified information about Valerie Plame’s CIA employment with the media and led to the exposure and endangerment of her overseas sources, click here for a rundown of the key players and here for a timeline.

This was the Huffington Post’s response:

Wow MT @: Media Matters distributes talking points to those who want to defend DOJ’s attack on AP http://t.co/gcxNpwTD6o

Wait Until You See the Media Matters Talking Points on the DOJ/AP Story That Even Made HuffPost Say Wow
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This is what the talking points look like:

Wait Until You See the Media Matters Talking Points on the DOJ/AP Story That Even Made HuffPost Say Wow

The Media Matters Action Network put out talking points about the Department of Justice obtaining Associated Press phone records.

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