President Obama addresses reporters during a news conference. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
President Obama addresses reporters during a news conference. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

At an event in San Jose, Calif., President Obama was just asked about the booming issue of privacy and government snooping on Americans. He:

• Said that the government had struck the “right balance” on privacy and anti-terrorism;
• Noted that when he leaves office, he’ll be a private citizen in need of privacy;
• Contended that the people running our surveillance state are “professionals.”

But the headliner remark was this one: “I don’t welcome leaks.”

You think? Those six leak investigations in recent years have left the Erik Wemple Blog confused on that point.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.