Chris Hedges says that the Obama administration’s monitoring of Associated Press phone records continues a pattern of targeting press freedom that began with WikiLeaks.
“I find all of these measures to essentially shut down the freedom of information—including the persecution of Julian Assange and Bradley Manning—as symptomatic of a reconfiguration of our society into a totalitarian security and surveillance state,” Hedges says. “One where anyone who challenges the official narrative, who digs out cases of torture, war crimes—which is of course what Manning and Assange presented to the American public—is going to be ruthlessly silenced.
Watch the full interview with Chris Hedges on Democracy Now! here: http://owl.li/l3xAO