Tapper to Obama: Going After Journalists ‘A Job for the Justice Department’

‘President Obama of course alluding to the arrests of two journalists in a McDonald’s just down the street from here is’

Tapper to Obama: Going After Journalists ‘A Job for the Justice Department’ (RealClearPolitics)

JAKE TAPPER: Today, after he woke up to headlines of anarchy in Ferguson, President Obama came to the cameras to call for peace.

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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: There is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting.

There's also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights.

And here in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

TAPPER: Of course not. Going after journalists for exercising their First Amendment rights, that is a job for the Justice Department.

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