Glenn Thrush follows the White House for Politico. Cathy Lanier is the chief of police in DC.
So what are we to make of this thinking? Are we to understand that there is a “public interest” exemption to the law? If so, it seems to be a fairly recent addition to criminal code.
If there is such an exemption, who is to determine what is in the public interest? It seems obvious to me, for example, that advocating for the disarmament of the citizenry is not, in fact, in the public interest. On the contrary, agitating for the weakening of the Bill of Rights is contrary to the public interest.
The reality, of course, is that leftist journalists believe they are both above the law and the sole arbiters of what is and isn’t in the public good.
After all, they are protecting you from yourself.