Thursday, November 5, 2009

Scheer: Taping reporter dumb, not illegal

Attorney and journalist Peter Scheer, executive director of the California First Amendment Coalition, says the controversy surrounding an attorney general's spokesman recording Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci has been overblown. Scheer said the undisclosed taping of a phone conversation with a journalist is viewed as sleazy and a breach of journalistic protocol, but it is not necessarily illegal, contrary to the assumptions of many journalists. [More]

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