AP Executive Editor to ‘Morning Joe': ‘We’re Distressed’


By Merrill Knox Comment

The Associated Press is “distressed” after the Justice Department secretly seized two months of phone records of its reporters and editors, including those of former CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier. AP executive editor Kathleen Carroll was on “Morning Joe” today to talk about the seizure, which the AP called a “‘massive and unprecedented intrusion’ into how news organizations gather the news.”

“I’ve been in this business more than 30 years. And our first amendment lawyers, and our lawyers inside the AP, and our CEO is also a well-known first amendment lawyer — none of us have ever seen anything like this,” Carroll said. Watch: