Freedom of the Press: The Kafkaesque Attorney General of California

Why do I call it Kafkaesque? Because David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who went undercover to reveal the law breaking of Planned Parenthood, now find themselves, not Planned Parenthood, accused of 15 felony counts in California.

Their crimes? Recording people without their consent. The editorial board of the LA Times has called this a “disturbing overreach.” Kevin Drum of Mother Jones, while condemning Daleiden’s politics, has defended his rights, saying, “This was a legitimate investigation, and no level of government should be in the business of chilling it.”