Originally Posted by alnorth
Its not the first time that phone records of reporters were acquired. "Coming down on specific reporters who wrote the story" is useless. The reporter will obviously refuse to give up their sources, and sit in jail for a while till a judge lets them go, a martyr to the cause.
If you actually want to find the leak and aren't that interested in just throwing reporters in jail, this is the only way. This story is now dying in favor of other, livelier scandals because people are now beginning to realize what was really going on when the AP began to whine and cry about this.
To say they've been vindicated, you have to show that it was necessary. Like I said before, I don't think you've done that.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will