Media members told their cellphone activity is being tracked by the government

Here's something that may give you pause...

ABC News investigative reporters Brian Ross and Richard Esposito were told by a "senior law enforcement official" that the government is tracking their phone numbers so they can find out who their confidential sources are. Ross and Esposito were advised that they should get some new cellphones immediately.

In addition, the reporters said that phone calls and contacts by reporters from other news organizations are being looked at as part of the ongoing CIA leak investigation. In addition, there have been reports saying the CIA is not too thrilled that ABC News reported the use of predator missiles in Pakistan.

In other words, prominent members of the media should know that it is distinctly possible that the government will be tracking their phone calls in order to track down leakers. So, would it be wise for reporters to purchase multiple cellphones in order to keep the government guessing? Weird stuff going down in Washington these days...

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