5.15.13- Morell and Brett figuring out angles to estimate the height of the lens for the camera obscura.
5.14.13 - I got to accompany Abelardo Morell and his assistants for one of his camera obscura shoots in Atlanta. Such a cool thing to experience.
5.11.13- Why yes, four of the five of us did order the waffle with fried chicken, eggs, and bacon on top. @rudest_buddhist would have been so proud.
5.9.13- SAIAH’s production of Moby Dick inside a giant 100 year old warehouse was mindblowingly good.
Oh holy cow, I remember reading about this during its original installation last year- I HAVE to see this while I’m in New York in June.
Justice Department secretly taps into AP reporters’ phone records
In a surprising declaration a short time ago, the Associated Press revealed that the Justice Department had obtained two months of phone records tied to numerous reporters and editors in various cities, in what the news organization is calling a “massive and unprecedented intrusion.”
The reason for the government’s actions, which the AP was alerted to in a letter Friday, are as of now unknown.
From the Associated Press’ story on the emerging scandal:
In all, the government seized those records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices whose phone records were targeted on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.
AP’s President and CEO, Gary Pruitt, issued a strongly-worded letter to Attorney General Eric Holder:We regard this action by the Department of Justice as a serious interference with AP’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news. While we evaluate our options we urgently request that you immediately return to the AP the telephone toll records that the Department subpoenaed and destroy all copies.
Photo: Molly Riley / Associated Press