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In the name of press freedom the M&G arrogates to itself the 'right' to break the law that has been on our statute books since 1998," he said in the statement.
Even worse, however, it means that government, which now arrogates the power to torture prisoners of war in foreign countries and harass and shoot law-abiding Americans, will catch increasing numbers of innocent people in its intelligence nets.