AP CEO: Forcing citizens to decide between a free press and security is a 'false choice'

  • Article by: COLLEEN SLEVIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 19, 2013 - 10:25 PM

DENVER — Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said Saturday.

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daytonsajokeOct. 20, 13 3:22 AM

I remember the roll out of the Patriot Act and the howling from those opposed to more govt ability to snoop on us. Where are you now? Have your priorities changed because now your favorite party is not only doing it, but expanded it tremendously, and you can't bring yourself to criticize them? I sure haven't seen it from the usual suspects who post post here. There is a word for that...

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