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  1. #1 Labor Department backs off plan forcing reporters to use government-issued computers 
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    The Labor Department has backed off a plan to force news agencies to use government-issued computers and other equipment to report on jobless reports and other key economic data, following a GOP-led House hearing this week, according to several published reports.

    Agency officials have said they want reporters who analyze, then write about economic reports inside their so-called “lock up” room to use U.S. computers, software and Internet lines so the government can further protect against such potential security breaches as hacking.

    But the plan also resulted in cries about potential free-speech violations and the government now having computer access to news agencies.

    “This proposal threatens the First Amendment,” Bloomberg News Executive Editor Dan Moss said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. “The government would literally open the reporters’ notebooks.”
    Nice try Labor Dept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice View Post


    Who said theres no connection between the 0bama Regime and 1984?

    Hyperbole much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkingBig View Post
    Hyperbole much?
    Just so we're clear, you support what the Labor Dept was trying to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasp69 View Post
    Just so we're clear, you support what the Labor Dept was trying to do?
    The irony of the administration leaking national security data in order to make itself look good, but trying to monitor how the press reports labor data, which is far less sensitive to our security, is lost on TB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    The irony of the administration leaking national security data in order to make itself look good, but trying to monitor how the press reports labor data, which is far less sensitive to our security, is lost on TB.
    That's not saying much Ody....everything is pretty much lost on TB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    The irony of the administration leaking national security data in order to make itself look good, but trying to monitor how the press reports labor data, which is far less sensitive to our security, is lost on TB.
    As are, I suspect, many other things.
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