Leak probe has chilled sources, AP exec says
June 19th, 2013
09:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Leak probe has chilled sources, AP exec says

Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department's sweeping collection of Associated Press phone records as part of a national security leak investigation has had a chilling effect on sources, the news agency's top executive said on Wednesday.

"Some of our long-trusted sources have become nervous and anxious about talking to us - even on stories that aren't about national security," AP Chief Executive and President Gary Pruitt said at the National Press Club.

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  1. S.B. Stein

    This isn't a huge surprise. I would hope that they would reconsider.

    June 19, 2013 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  2. Cephus

    The media is part of the problem! Tell us more about what you do with those extra Radio Frequency I warned you people back in 2010 and what did most say " paranoid" it's called hand waving when someone's argument doesn't hold.

    June 19, 2013 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  3. Name Uche Agonsi

    AP should give them a stimulant .......try coffee for a meeting session. Its should be all hands on deck for suggestion of effective new security system. Otherwise device other sources/gaggets, go to court , dont go public because its already done & is not working , change your name from say AP to PA, merge with those whose sources are not chilled, or place obituary on its name..... There are fun in challenges.

    June 20, 2013 05:54 am at 5:54 am |
  4. g

    how much do they get paid for their info-true or false

    June 20, 2013 07:36 am at 7:36 am |