The prosecution had claimed the award-winning journalist wasn't acting as a reporter but a trespasser.
Something extraordinary and unprecedented is happening within the environmental movement. The epicenter of this "Earth"-quake is Sacred Stone Camp on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
It is quite possible that a question from an unknown Malaysian female journalist in Laos was the genesis for the sudden and unexpected intervention by the Obama administration.
I'm about to shock you, so be prepared. I'm going to defend a more-hated entity than Congress. I'm going to defend the media, the universally agreed-upon Dr. Frankenstein in the creation of Donald Trump.
Of all the excuses ladled out for the Obama administration's shredding of the Fourth Amendment while assaulting press freedom and prosecuting "national security" whistleblowers, none is more pernicious than the claim that technology is responsible.