The Justice Department swears it’s all for a free press. Doesn’t seem that way.
In its dealings with the press these days, the Justice Department reminds me a little of Sir Lancelot in the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
After slaughtering multiple wedding guests, he apologizes.
“You only killed the bride’s father,” the groom’s father complains.
“Well, I really didn’t mean to,” Lancelot answered.
“Didn’t mean to? You put a sword right through his head.”
And so here are officials of the Justice Department, which has continued to seize journalists’ records across multiple administrations, swearing they are all about “a free press” and “protecting First Amendment values.”