Skip to comments.[VIDEO] College students ask President Obama to spy on FOX NEWS employees
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.
Its 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.
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Just making sure everyone sees this huge-o number.
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.
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!
Oh yeah, and the youtube channel is Dan Joseph’s.
I see that there’s another reason to not contribute to that alma mater.
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.
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.
Walter Williams must be appalled.
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