Even BSNBC Thinks Justice Targeting Of Fox News Too Much

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JamesL, May 20, 2013.

  1. JamesL



    a piece from the Mr Greenwald:

    Obama DOJ formally accuses journalist in leak case of committing crimes
    Yet another serious escalation of the Obama administration's attacks on press freedoms emerges

    It is now well known that the Obama justice department has prosecuted more government leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all prior administrations combined - in fact, double the number of all such prior prosecutions. But as last week's controversy over the DOJ's pursuit of the phone records of AP reporters illustrated, this obsessive fixation in defense of secrecy also targets, and severely damages, journalists specifically and the newsgathering process in general.

    New revelations emerged yesterday in the Washington Post that are perhaps the most extreme yet when it comes to the DOJ's attacks on press freedoms. It involves the prosecution of State Department adviser Stephen Kim, a naturalized citizen from South Korea who was indicted in 2009 for allegedly telling Fox News' chief Washington correspondent, James Rosen, that US intelligence believed North Korea would respond to additional UN sanctions with more nuclear tests - something Rosen then reported. Kim did not obtain unauthorized access to classified information, nor steal documents, nor sell secrets, nor pass them to an enemy of the US. Instead, the DOJ alleges that he merely communicated this innocuous information to a journalist - something done every day in Washington - and, for that, this arms expert and long-time government employee faces more than a decade in prison for "espionage".

    The focus of the Post's report yesterday is that the DOJ's surveillance of Rosen, the reporter, extended far beyond even what they did to AP reporters. The FBI tracked Rosen's movements in and out of the State Department, traced the timing of his calls, and - most amazingly - obtained a search warrant to read two days worth of his emails, as well as all of his emails with Kim. In this case, said the Post, "investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material." It added that "court documents in the Kim case reveal how deeply investigators explored the private communications of a working journalist".

  2. Awww man, not again!:mad:
  3. jem


    this is what happens when you elect pro big govt socialists - they try and turn the US into the soviet union and the press becomes Prada or goes to the gulag.

    We warned you and you all put on your tin foil googles because your leaders told you to wear them and gave you all the drone talking points.

    Its time you lefties with brains wake the fuck up.

    Lets start with a simple mantra.

    big govt bad... freedom and liberty good.
    Govt... should not tell us what to do if we are not hurting others.
    Even if someone in the govt tells us it is good for us.
    When a guy tells you to purchase health insurance or tells you to stop drinking big gulps... you
    respond with

    Who the hell are you thinking you can tell me to how to live my life. (and you need to vote that way) If this screws up govt costs or govt programs the programs need to be eliminated or modified.

    you are allowed to say this to the left and the right.
  4. Never gonna fucking happen until the flash suppressor of a govt M4 is penetrating the anal sphincter of said "liberal".