Scary stuff for journalists: the Feds are tracking your calls, too

ABC News blog The Blotter is reporting that a “senior federal law enforcement official” told them the federal government is running the whole caller-ID data mining trip on journalists in an effort to track down their confidential sources.

Other sources have told us that phone calls and contacts by reporters for ABC News, along with the New York Times and the Washington Post, are being examined as part of a widespread CIA leak investigation.

Well now isn’t that just as much fun as a barrel of scary Orwellian monkeys.

Amazing how smoothly federal agencies can work together when knocking the free press down a few rungs is on the agenda.