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.