Chron columnist Jon Carroll says it’s good news that Hewlett Packard has been secretly spying on print reporters. Print reporters usually have to go to jail before anybody finds them newsworthy, he says. Carroll also explains “pretexting” — “It’s called ‘pretexting,’ apparently, because the investigators use a pretext to get the information requested. That is, they lie. They could call it ‘lying,’ but that’s such a harsh word.”

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