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ABC Portrays Obama Admin Pursuing Security Leaks--Not As Possible Source of Them
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 06/09/2012 6:00:40 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

If an extraterrestrial had tuned into Good Morning America today and watched ABC News's report on national security leaks, he would have come away thinking the Obama administration was valiantly, aggressively pursuing the leakers. ET wouldn't have learned that there is good reason to suspect that the source of the leaks . . . is the Obama administration itself.

An attentive viewer might have noticed that the screen graphic referred to the White House and Congress being investigated. But the report by ABC's Pierre Thomas never hinted that the Obama administration was itself being accused of being the source of the leaks. To the contrary, Thomas framed the issue this way: "freedom of the press and the public's right to know is now on collision course with the government's desire to protect national security secrets." Translation: the Obama admin is, even at the risk of impinging on other values, leading the fight to protect national security. Gag us with a background briefing!

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 57states; abcnews; barackobama; leaks; mediawingofthednc; mymuslimfaith; nationalsecurity; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 06/09/2012 6:00:49 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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ABC twists scandal of security leaks into story about Obama admin aggressively fighting against them. Gag alert ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 06/09/2012 6:03:02 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

From what I’ve seen about one of the “prosecutors,” he is an Obama party hack.
And E. Holder being the one to appoint him is a very bad joke.
This will go nowhere at all.


3 posted on 06/09/2012 6:07:07 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is as laughable as Eric Holder’s appointment of two Justice Department lawyers to investigate Fast and Furious.

Yeah, and I’ve got a bridge to sell ya...


4 posted on 06/09/2012 6:09:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Holder/Obama: "I will not rest until I find the leaker!"

O.J. Simpson: "I will not rest until I find the killer!"

5 posted on 06/09/2012 6:12:22 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Sow the wind...reap the whirlwind!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Brennan and Carney leaked plenty of classified info ON CAMERA after the Seal OBL raid.


6 posted on 06/09/2012 6:14:49 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: bill1952

I agree with you. I don’t trust Holder and don’t think he wants to get to the bottom of any of this.


7 posted on 06/09/2012 6:15:31 AM PDT by texaschick
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To: texaschick

It’s probably his secretary who is leaking the info.


8 posted on 06/09/2012 6:36:58 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

And the Obama Admin ivestigating the Blago corruption and pronouncing themselves not guilty. And the Rezko corruption and pronouncing themselves not guilty.

If Fast and Furious OR the Classified Leaks had happened within a Republican Admin, Big Media would be covering them like they did Watergate. But for now it’s ‘nothing to see here, move along’.


9 posted on 06/09/2012 6:53:09 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: RoosterRedux

Holder needs to be looking in the same place OJ is.


10 posted on 06/09/2012 6:56:31 AM PDT by WKB (There are too many coincidences in this world...... for this world to be a coincidence.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s almost unbelievable the lengths the MSM go to to protect and boost this president.

In fact, nobody would believe it if it wasn’t proven daily.

the scary thing is that people who are only marginally interested in politics rely on these news sources.

The wonks like us go to the Internet or Fox News (yes, they are fair and balanced).


11 posted on 06/09/2012 7:07:47 AM PDT by altura
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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12 posted on 06/09/2012 7:11:35 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama is going to lend a hand looking for the source of the leak , along with OJ, on the golf course.


13 posted on 06/09/2012 7:11:53 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: pepsionice
It’s probably his secretary who is leaking the info.

Even odds Holder finds some guy named Scooter to hang it on, based on superior knowledge of course.

14 posted on 06/09/2012 7:18:13 AM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

This doesn’t negate your point in general terms, but the 2 JustUs lawyers are investigating leaks, not F&F.


15 posted on 06/09/2012 9:12:15 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: bill1952

The investigation will lead back to Biden. The guy is such a tool. They told him to break the ice on gay marriage and he did it. They told him to “talk up” Obama’s tough stance on terrorists and he did it - leaking sensitive info in the process.

This will allow Obama to throw Biden under the bus and appoint a new veep. At the same time it enhances his “tough guy” image, and shows that he won’t tolerate leaks.

Biden, of course, was just following orders, but he will fall on his sword because he such a dummy and in debt to the Zero for his Veep legacy.


16 posted on 06/09/2012 9:48:43 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This band of clowns has investigated itself before and found nothing. Should we expect more this time?


17 posted on 06/09/2012 10:02:50 AM PDT by jimfree
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It almost sounds like someone is expecting honesty from this group of criminals.

Dream on.


18 posted on 06/09/2012 11:59:02 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: savedbygrace

Guess I missread the story about Holder ordering an investigation.
That dog won’t hunt...


19 posted on 06/09/2012 12:37:45 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: baddog 219

I really don’t think it is possible for Obama to be a “traitor” in the traditional sense. For instance Benedict Arnold was the ultimate traitor because is originally had genuine loyalties to the American cause. Obama has no loyalties to America, so it is impossible for him to be a traitor. We don’t even know if he was ever even born here.


20 posted on 06/09/2012 1:43:31 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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Thanks governsleastgovernsbest.
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21 posted on 06/13/2012 6:45:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Actually, given the "usual suspects" in this Administration, I was kinda thinking more like

Cheers!

22 posted on 06/13/2012 8:24:00 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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