Jake Tapper took to Twitter early this morning to question a Department of Justice Spokesman’s labeling of a Huffington Post reporter arrested last night covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
.@brianefallon how do you distinguish between the “gutsy” reporters and the one the administration is threatening to put in jail?
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 14, 2014
The reporter Tapper was referencing is the New York Times‘ James Risen, who is being compelled to testify against a source used for his 2006 book, “The State of War,” or face prison time. Risen has refused to testify.