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[VIDEO] College students ask President Obama to spy on FOX NEWS employees
campusreform.org ^ | June 17, 2013 | Josiah Ryan & Shane McGonigal

Posted on 06/18/2013 12:04:23 AM PDT by ransomnote

Students at George Mason University (GMU) signed a petition early this month asking President Obama to listen in on the "private conversations" of all Fox News employees and their families.

-video at link-

The petition, which was circulated on GMU's flagship campus in Fairfax, Va, near Washington D.C., by Media Research Center video reporter Dan Joseph, described the right-leaning news channel as “a threat to media integrity and an informed populace.”

“We want the to be able to legally read their private e-mails and listen in on phone conversations between Fox News employees and their associates and their families," Joseph explained to students, asking for their support.

Reactions were mixed. While a handful of students appealed to a "the First Amendment" and the right to privacy, several described their "hate" for the news channel.

“Can you give me some time to think about this?,” asked one student before eventually providing his signature.

Another student expressed frustration that such a surveillance program would likely conflict with constitutional law.

“It’s virtually impossible but its a good cause,” she said. “I like your cause.”

In all, eleven GMU students signed the petition in about 45 minutes, according to Joseph.

On May 19, 2013, the Washington Post reported that the U.S. Department of Justice had monitored Fox News Reporter James Rosen's personal telephone calls and read his emails as part of an investigation into a leak.

The DOJ obtained permission through a FISA court for the wiretap after Attorney General Eric Holder personally signed a complaint naming him a "criminal co-conspirator" in the case.

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreform.org ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: foxnews; spy; students

1 posted on 06/18/2013 12:04:23 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote
...In all, eleven GMU students signed the petition in about 45 minutes...

Just making sure everyone sees this huge-o number.

2 posted on 06/18/2013 12:10:00 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: ransomnote


3 posted on 06/18/2013 12:14:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: ransomnote

These scum deserve the future that is coming. And even though they’ll still blame others for it, their misery will be their own damn fault.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 12:25:43 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: ransomnote

I think authors Ryan and McGonigal are missing the joke. When you go to Youtube to see the vid, it clearly states in the notes section that it is a fake petition the students are signing. Dan Joseph isn’t trying to get FOX News, he’s working a bunch idiot students with masterful snark.

Man, I wish I could troll like that!


5 posted on 06/18/2013 12:48:18 AM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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Oh yeah, and the youtube channel is Dan Joseph’s.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 12:48:58 AM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: ransomnote
Tomorrow Belongs to Me
7 posted on 06/18/2013 3:03:54 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: ransomnote

I see that there’s another reason to not contribute to that alma mater.


8 posted on 06/18/2013 4:05:44 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: piytar

What they do t have the IQ to understand, what they are asking the gov to do to Fox, the gov is already doing to them...amazing.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 4:25:33 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: piytar

GMU was once a good school but is now overrun with liberal professors and has become a “Diploma Factory” to bring in money. Sadly, the entire Northern Virginia area is being assimilated into Washington and is becoming a Democratic stronghold due to the high number of government workers and contractors. Take away the “easy” money and they’d swarm elsewhere.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 4:51:37 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: Boomer One

Walter Williams must be appalled.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 12:15:52 PM PDT by randita
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