Or keep doing it until people become accustomed to it, and the next person killed / terrorist attack means the can whine about how they need more intrusive abilities, and you need less rights, in order for them to catch criminals and save lives. Rinse, repeat.
If we just gloss over freedom of expression and sensible and necessary journalistic rights, we can look at this pragmatically from the government's point of view.
Why the hell do you blow your shot at having the press reveal things over one lousy case? Something you probably didn't even know about until someone reported on it. Idiots! Do your damn investigative work. Your authoritarian streak to simply compel everything or walk away is showing again.
The problem is whether or not they know it is bullshit, they keep peddling it, so they can keep pushing the envelope. Eventually the envelope is big enough and in the right place that they get what they want.
I am pretty sure they think this is like Hollyweird, and if they screw someone out of enough money, it is someone else's money or part of it is, and they will have the person who suffered the forfeit either kneecapped or revoked.
Good to know those countries are still causing problems for CETA, even if some of the rejection is for poor reasons (or was a month ago or so when i last looked). Failure to ratify is good in the short run, at least...