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Did threats silence media on Obama probe?
WND ^ | March 07, 2012 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 03/07/2012 7:44:33 PM PST by Smokeyblue

The lead investigator in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s review of the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate today unloaded a bombshell about the case: that he was told by sources members of the media were threatened with federal investigations should they continue to report on the birth certificate issue.

Lead investigator Mike Zullo told WND that as he was preparing information to be presented to the public “it was clear that the mainstream media was not going to be in attendance” at the sheriff’s scheduled new conference, where he revealed facts suggesting both fraud and forgery in the image of a Hawaiian birth certificate that the White House released as “proof positive” of Obama’s eligibility for office last year.

“During our investigation, we actually were told [that media] had been threatened with FTC investigations. Commentators [had been] threatened with their jobs,” Zullo said. The threats were so intimidating that some individuals quit their positions over safety concerns for their families, he said.

So the problem became to get the information to the American public in spite of an intentional media blackout, since citizens still must make critical leadership decisions about their government through the election process.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; arizona; arpaio; bananarepublic; birthcertificate; certifigate; naturalborncitizen; obama; zullo
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"The threats were so intimidating that some individuals quit their positions over safety concerns for their families, he said."
1 posted on 03/07/2012 7:44:42 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

“Zullo told WND that he had no interest in working on an ebook, but was faced with the question about how to get the information to the American people absent national media coverage.”


2 posted on 03/07/2012 7:45:33 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue
"members of the media were threatened with federal investigations.."

Why would anyone in the media feel threatened by an investigation? They are all clean and law abiding citizens with no embarrassing moments in their past, I would assume.

3 posted on 03/07/2012 7:48:53 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Smokeyblue

Abuse of power not befitting the Office of the President of the United States.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 7:49:01 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Smokeyblue

Isn’t this the same thing that happened in 2008 as reported by Canada Free Press?


5 posted on 03/07/2012 7:49:10 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Smokeyblue

In all seriousness, just how credible is WND these days ? I know their history and I read Poe’s book a long time ago and they’ve been right in the past but how about now ? Their site seems to go for the sensational but also often has some pretty whacky stuff too.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 7:49:47 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: Smokeyblue

Makes the timing and nature of Andrew Breitbart’s untimely passing all the more curious.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 7:51:22 PM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: 1066AD
In all seriousness, just how credible is WND these days ?

Compared to who?

8 posted on 03/07/2012 7:53:21 PM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: Smokeyblue
This has been rumored/claimed/supposed since 2008.

No one has actually stepped up and verified that this happened to them or produced anything to support or verify that it happened.

Just the usual anonymous sources saying things and stuff..

9 posted on 03/07/2012 7:54:53 PM PST by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: Smokeyblue
"told by sources members of the media were threatened with federal investigations should they continue to report on the birth certificate issue. "

Yup. That's how Stalin did it.

10 posted on 03/07/2012 8:01:24 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: 1066AD

“In all seriousness, just how credible is WND these days ?”

I agree — there’s some very interesting theories out there about why WND has a seat in the WH press pool.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 8:04:04 PM PST by Buttlefry
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To: Smokeyblue

I didn’t know that when Barry the Kenyan Guy said he was going to “fundamentally transform” this country that he meant he was going to turn it into a fascist police state. We’re in a heap of trouble.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 8:09:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: Smokeyblue

I believe it. It is not JUST the MSM as though the MSM is one single entity. The MSM is comprised of print, audio, and visual as in Newspaper/magazine, radio, and television as well various and assorted new media resources. This comprises millions of people that have to be kept in line to tout the Leftist propaganda, and not vary from that which is demanded of them.

It would take extreme measures to keep that many people in line to present, and promote the lies they subject us to daily. No defectors means they are afraid for their lives IMO.

I’d still like to know who is on the other end of that telephone line to Chucky Schumer every single morning of the year. Who is that person telling Schumer what the days mantra, the days talking points are?


14 posted on 03/07/2012 8:10:32 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: patriot08

Thanks for that link.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 8:12:10 PM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: rockinqsranch

The talking points come from lucifer.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 8:12:56 PM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Smokeyblue; RitaOK; KansasGirl; georgia girl; butterdezillion; bitt; Mountain Mary; Kaslin; BobL; ..

” - - - “During our investigation, we actually were told [that media] had been threatened with FTC investigations. Commentators [had been] threatened with their jobs,” Zullo said. The threats were so intimidating that some individuals quit their positions over safety concerns for their families, he said.”

Will the FBI turn into the modern day equivalent of the Gestapo?

Will there be another “Fast and Furious” style plan this time to forcibly control the MSM?

Were Eric-the-Holder’s ATF merely the shock troop trainees for 5 more years of Obamanation?

What a great time to be a truth-searching Journalist! Be the first in your office to discover how the first American Dictator took over America with help from “Both” political parties! Yes, indeed!

BTW, since the MSM has ALWAYS been the number one fan of Bolshevik Chairman Obama, why would Obama dictate that the MSM be silenced?

Oh! I forgot: Obama thinks that he is a Dictator, and that is what Dictators are supposed to do. My bad!

BTW, BTW, did you notice in the latest MSM poll that Obama received a 54 % job approval vote from women?

I guess that American Women love to be dictated to. (They have sure fooled me!)


17 posted on 03/07/2012 8:14:08 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: El Sordo; Smokeyblue; LucyT

Right, it just sounds like that coming out of your mouth!!!


18 posted on 03/07/2012 8:14:46 PM PST by danamco (-)
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To: Smokeyblue

Sadly, I beleive it.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 8:17:56 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: YHAOS
Yup. That's how Stalin did it.

Except Stalin didn't threaten; he "disappeared" people. Or you could just be crossing the street, walking home late at night, and drop dead on the sidewalk.

That kind of thing would never happen here.

20 posted on 03/07/2012 8:18:14 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: nolongerademocrat
Banana Republic

No better than president for life Hugo Chavez and disappeared journalists.

21 posted on 03/07/2012 8:23:58 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (100% committed supporters to Gingrich, don't waste my/your time further. I've nothing to say to you)
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To: rockinqsranch

So what’s gonna happen from this? Nothing. We live in the most corrupt democracy. (I know it’s a republic but it acts as a democracy). It certainly does not respect the Constitution.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 8:24:24 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: patriot08

As an old investigative reporter, I still want names, dates, places, etc.

While one can write what Roth and Hagmann said, you need more than “he said, she said” when dealing with Obama and his marxist minions.

Breitbart understood this and tried his best to present physical proof-documentation-evidence. That he used this investigative technique is a credit to his integrity, and will be one of his longest lasting legacies to younger journalists.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 8:24:41 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ponygirl

Or walking outside your home...


24 posted on 03/07/2012 8:26:56 PM PST by piytar (Rebellion is here! Free Republic is on the front line! NEVER SURRENDER!)
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To: BenLurkin
On the other hand, one can abuse the people and can push "too much". And hence "go over the line." Only idiots will fail to grasp both that point and that lesson from World History.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 8:27:43 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (100% committed supporters to Gingrich, don't waste my/your time further. I've nothing to say to you)
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To: ponygirl

He’s altering/editing public records, i.e. the White House transcript, that reflect unfavorably upon him.
His office did it just recently and there’s no telling how often its been done, with the `Fourth Estate’ in his pocket.
That’s the way a tyrant or oligarchy operates. That kind of thing should never happen here either but it is happening.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 8:30:04 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
As an old investigative reporter, I still want names, dates, places, etc.

Why don't you make some phone calls and get back with us?

27 posted on 03/07/2012 8:30:39 PM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: tumblindice

Like I said, history clearly shoes the People can reach a limit. And, well, in this case, the People will clearly reach a limit.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 8:31:16 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (100% committed supporters to Gingrich, don't waste my/your time further. I've nothing to say to you)
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To: Smokeyblue

In the article it keeps mentioning the “liberal” media. Is there another media I don’t know about?

This also explains why Ego-reilly, Hannity, Rush and every republican politician wouldn’t talk about it. This machine that took over this counry’s government is very powerful.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 8:32:01 PM PST by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin)
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To: Graewoulf

There’s a great bumper sticker in there somewhere!!!

American Women LOVE to be dictated to.
They give Obama a 54 % job approval rating!


30 posted on 03/07/2012 8:32:04 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

not only “shoes”, but “shows”, too! vey series!


31 posted on 03/07/2012 8:33:05 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (100% committed supporters to Gingrich, don't waste my/your time further. I've nothing to say to you)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

There are millions and millions of people who want obama to be president for life. I knew people talking about working to get him re-elected BEFORE he was sworn in.


32 posted on 03/07/2012 8:39:14 PM PST by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin)
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To: tumblindice
That’s the way a tyrant or oligarchy operates. That kind of thing should never happen here either but it is happening.

Well duh! As Netenyahu says, If it walks like a duck,etc it is a duck. We are so screwed.

33 posted on 03/07/2012 8:40:01 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: Smokeyblue; mnehring; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; A. Morgan; ...
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you need to merely threaten to report me to the Admin if I don’t add you to the list...

34 posted on 03/07/2012 8:41:00 PM PST by null and void (Day 1142 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

lol, ok, I see I won’t have to report you :)


35 posted on 03/07/2012 8:45:15 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: 1066AD
In all seriousness, just how credible is WND these days ? I know their history and I read Poe’s book a long time ago and they’ve been right in the past but how about now ? Their site seems to go for the sensational but also often has some pretty wacky stuff too.

I would not put my life on the line for the veracity of WND even though they are often correct. I would for Sheriff Arapio. I trust Joe Arapio, I do not trust the media nor the President.

36 posted on 03/07/2012 8:45:31 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Did you see this? I read it the other day, but then didn't see it anywhere else, so I dismissed it. This guy said he interviewed the witness on camera. I didn't catch that part. Then he sold the tape to TMZ. If you go to the TMZ web site, it's not there.

Read his comments further down the page: http://www.crimefilenews.com/2012/03/eyewitness-speaks-out-about-andrew.html

37 posted on 03/07/2012 8:46:02 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl
"That kind of thing would never happen here."

That's what you think.

That's what the German people thought before '33.

The Russian people knew better. Before Stalin, they had the example of Lenin and the Bolsheviks to remind them

38 posted on 03/07/2012 8:47:37 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: rockinqsranch
It would take extreme measures to keep that many people in line to present, and promote the lies they subject us to daily. No defectors means they are afraid for their lives IMO.

There is something even more dangerous to this crowd than death itself.

Ridicule, defamation, carreer destruction, and having to get a 'real' job.

The media lackeys of the Administration who are highly placed in their carreers make very good money, enjoy prestige and access to the seats of power.

Losing that, being driven out by their masters is even more of a threat than just being shot. No 'wetwork' required, because the rest will play along if some individual won't, and will do the dirty work of destroying the carreer of anyone who gets out of line for the administration because failure to do so would expose them as complicit.

There are good odds that the DOJ has some goods on most of the major media players as well, and things only whispered about would be front page above the fold ASAP to villify them in the minds of the sheeple and destroy any credibility.

The media are all about impressions and perceptions, and the masses can be whipped into a frenzy against someone overnight--even, if not especially, one of their own.

39 posted on 03/07/2012 8:51:12 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: nolongerademocrat

Abuse of power that’s a million times worse than anything Nixon did, too.

Where are Woodward and Bernstein these days?


40 posted on 03/07/2012 8:52:29 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: YHAOS

Hell, that’s how FDR did it. Read the histories of the 30s and the New Deal. The abuses of power by the executive were simply staggering beyond belief.


41 posted on 03/07/2012 8:53:52 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: danamco; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; ..
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. . . . Ignore the SP.

Article and comments # 1 through # 12 , # 17.

"The threats were so intimidating that some individuals quit their positions over safety concerns for their families, he said."

This is so bad...

Thanks danamco.

42 posted on 03/07/2012 8:54:24 PM PST by LucyT
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To: 1066AD
Their site seems to go for the sensational but also often has some pretty whacky stuff too.

This is an age when the outrageous improbability of a crime is the first defense.

Like the BATF running guns to Drug Cartels...

Like the DEA laundering money for Drug kingpins...

Like the US Government dumping half a billion taxpayer dollars into a 'solar energy' company well on its way to bankruptcy with a seriously flawed business model (and doubtless getting plenty of kickbacks along the way).

...just for starters.

43 posted on 03/07/2012 8:55:44 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: YHAOS

I guess I forgot the /sarc tag.


44 posted on 03/07/2012 8:56:10 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Good starters......


45 posted on 03/07/2012 8:57:19 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: YHAOS; ponygirl

Read Post #20 again. Then read it again slowly to the end.

Very sly, this ponygirl. Well done!


46 posted on 03/07/2012 8:58:30 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: All; AmericanInTokyo; BenLurkin

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


47 posted on 03/07/2012 8:58:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: null and void
Okay, "nut-job conspiracy theory" perhaps. But would you put any of this past the Obama Chicago crew? Today's Democrats are the Nazis of the 1930's, without the charm.
48 posted on 03/07/2012 9:02:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Mortrey

” - - - There’s a great bumper sticker in there somewhere!!!”

Great idea! Put me down for 4 when you get them printed.

BTW, maybe add in something about “Domination by Obamanation is why Women vote for Obama.” Needs work, so see what you can do.


49 posted on 03/07/2012 9:03:21 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No, NOTHING!
50 posted on 03/07/2012 9:03:59 PM PST by null and void (Day 1142 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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