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Fox News 'Hats Off' To FReeper Governsleast On Obama Admin Leak On Mutallab Talking
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/06/2010 12:58:28 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

On February 2nd, NBC correspondent Pete Williams announced Breaking News during the 5 PM ET edition of Hardball: the Christmas Day Bomber, Umar Abdul Mutallab, was giving fresh, actionable information to the FBI which the United States is in turn "aggressively chasing down."

Less than an hour later, this NewsBuster [AKA FReeper governsleast] blogged on the matter, wondering whether by leaking the news, "the Obama administration compromised national security," in an attempt to deflect the criticism it had been receiving for mirandizing Mutallab rather than treating him like the enemy combatant he is.

On today's Fox News Watch, panelist Jim Pinkerton gave a "hats off" to this NewsBuster for being first to raise the issue.

View video here.

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1 posted on 02/06/2010 12:58:29 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

FReeper governsleast gets “hats off” from Jim Pinkerton at Fox News Watch for being first to condemn Obama admin for compromising national security by leaking that Mutallab is talking after being mirandized. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/06/2010 12:59:54 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Kudos Mark and bump!


3 posted on 02/06/2010 1:01:09 PM PST by Jean S
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wonder how the FBI would weigh in on this one... Lot’s of times they floated false information themselves to get the chat thing going on cell phones... Maybe they were behind the leak? I bet there were some calls made after the news leaked that were monitored.


4 posted on 02/06/2010 1:01:30 PM PST by rovenstinez (All)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Congratulations Mark!


5 posted on 02/06/2010 1:01:42 PM PST by bcsco (Obama is the navel of his own universe.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hat’s Off to you Mark!


6 posted on 02/06/2010 1:01:52 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When are you going to the doctor to get that broken arm set? The one you broke from patting yourself on the back...

LOL!! Just kidding!!

Congratulations!!!


7 posted on 02/06/2010 1:02:18 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Awesome!


8 posted on 02/06/2010 1:03:04 PM PST by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Newsbusted again! Those damn FReepers.....


9 posted on 02/06/2010 1:03:39 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

BUMP


10 posted on 02/06/2010 1:03:45 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Damn right it was a politically motivated leak. Boy president had to “prove” that sitting terrorists down in the comfy chair will make them talk.
11 posted on 02/06/2010 1:04:55 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Way to go, FRiend!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
12 posted on 02/06/2010 1:05:29 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Cool!


13 posted on 02/06/2010 1:05:49 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hats off to you Mark! Fabulous news!

You are quite apt at reading/deciphering ‘between the lines’.

Chuck


14 posted on 02/06/2010 1:05:58 PM PST by Chuck54 (Dollar-A-Day Freeper (on fixed income). Join the club please.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

bttt


15 posted on 02/06/2010 1:08:13 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

bttt


16 posted on 02/06/2010 1:08:13 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Didn’t Gibbs admit the information was released in response to all the criticism for giving the jihadist miranda rights?


17 posted on 02/06/2010 1:11:15 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

18 posted on 02/06/2010 1:12:25 PM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

BTTT


19 posted on 02/06/2010 1:14:00 PM PST by LucyJo (http://www.housetohouse.com/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
"
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20 posted on 02/06/2010 1:16:46 PM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Way to go GLGB! You are very much apprecicated here for all you have contributed to FR.


21 posted on 02/06/2010 1:18:10 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
"
President Ronald Reagan

22 posted on 02/06/2010 1:19:07 PM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: Carley

He denied but his assistant Burton let the cat out of the bag and admitted it!


23 posted on 02/06/2010 1:20:04 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Diogenesis

Happy 99th birthday in Heaven, Gipper!


24 posted on 02/06/2010 1:22:20 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Our enemies may be irrational, even outright insane, driven by nationalism, religion,
ethnicity or ideology. They do not fear the United States for its diplomatic skills or
the number of automobiles and software programs it produces. They respect only the
firepower of our tanks, planes and helicopter gunships.”

— President Ronald Reagan

25 posted on 02/06/2010 1:26:04 PM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: All

Thanks to my fellow FReepers for the congrats. It’s an outrage that the MSM never picked up on they way the Obama admin, trying to CYA, leaked this news and compromised our national security.


26 posted on 02/06/2010 1:29:09 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

• “Almost all the world’s constitutions are documents
in which governments tell the people what their privileges are.
Our Constitution is a document in which
‘We the people’ tell the government what it is allowed to do.
‘We the people’ are free.”

- President Ronald Reagan

27 posted on 02/06/2010 1:29:17 PM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

bttt


28 posted on 02/06/2010 1:32:30 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Sowell's book, Intellectuals and Society, eviscerates the fantasies that uphold leftist thought)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Nice work, Mark!

Please keep at it!


29 posted on 02/06/2010 1:32:57 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thanks governsleastgovernsbest.


30 posted on 02/06/2010 1:35:13 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

taped.will watch news fox now.


31 posted on 02/06/2010 1:38:41 PM PST by larryjohnson (FReepersonaltrainer)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
and here i thought you just had the coolest FR screen name.

Well Done!

32 posted on 02/06/2010 1:39:54 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Keep on keepin’ on there. Make them take notice!


33 posted on 02/06/2010 1:42:53 PM PST by oldteen
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thanks, you are correct of course. It was the assistant who made the statement that it was in response to the criticism.


34 posted on 02/06/2010 1:43:58 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

*applause*


35 posted on 02/06/2010 1:44:43 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

HA!!!!!!

And to think, I was there at the beginning before you hit it big!

Hugs, my FRiend!


36 posted on 02/06/2010 1:56:36 PM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WTG Mark!


37 posted on 02/06/2010 1:56:44 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Good Job Mark. Thanks for your reporting and the pings.


38 posted on 02/06/2010 2:00:46 PM PST by freedom1st
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To: freedom1st; tiredoflaundry; netmilsmom; Bahbah; oldteen; BallyBill; fatima; DCPatriot; BlueAngel; ..

Sincere thanks to all for your congrats and encouragement. It means a lot to me.


39 posted on 02/06/2010 2:10:13 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Way to go, dude!!!!!!! ;-)


40 posted on 02/06/2010 2:12:11 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Honor is due, Mark. Bravo.


41 posted on 02/06/2010 2:13:47 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Nice going, Mark. Keep up the good work!


42 posted on 02/06/2010 2:24:03 PM PST by Gritty (Without virtue, there can be no political liberty - John Adams)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WTG, Mark !


43 posted on 02/06/2010 2:39:23 PM PST by EDINVA (Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama’s administration is more concerned with their reputation than national security...


44 posted on 02/06/2010 2:42:10 PM PST by citizencon
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Bookmark


45 posted on 02/06/2010 3:49:50 PM PST by Publius6961 (He is not America; he is an employee seemingly unable to rise to minimal expectations.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

great job!


46 posted on 02/06/2010 3:50:36 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You deserve the recognition Mark! WTG.


47 posted on 02/06/2010 4:41:37 PM PST by StarFan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yeah, but is a hat’s off better than a “shout out”? Good for you, Mark!!


48 posted on 02/06/2010 6:22:23 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WOOOOOHOOOOOO! Congratulations Mark!

You’ve always done a great job for us on FR. It is great that you are getting amplification from a larger megaphone.

Thanks for all that you do, especially watching propagandists that I quit watching many, many years ago.


49 posted on 02/06/2010 7:39:14 PM PST by PGalt
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

APPLAUSE


50 posted on 02/06/2010 7:45:47 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men and Women)
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