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RE :”Now we know that the DOJ is doing exactly that: applying this theory to criminalize the acts of journalists who report on what the US government does in secret, even though there is no law that makes such reporting illegal and the First Amendment protects such conduct. Essentially accusing James Rosen of being an unindicted co-conspriator in these alleged crimes is a major escalation of the Obama DOJ’s already dangerous attacks on press freedom.
It is virtually impossible at this point to overstate the threat posed by the Obama DOJ to press freedoms. Back in 2006, Bush Attorney General Alberto Gonzales triggered a major controversy when he said that the New York Times could be prosecuted for having revealed the Top Secret information that the NSA was eavesdropping on the communications of Americans without warrants. That was at the same time that right-wing demagogues such Bill Bennett were calling for the prosecution of the NYT reporters who reported on the NSA program, as well as the Washington Post's Dana Priest for having exposed the CIA black site network.
But despite those public threats, the Bush DOJ never went so far as to formally accuse journalists in court filings of committing crimes for reporting on classified information. Now the Obama DOJ has. “
Seems like the MSM should be picking up the ball and running with this one.
To get the surveillance Justice dept said the reporter broke the law yet no charges brought against him, since he did nothing illegal to charge him with.
posted on 05/20/2013 7:35:23 AM PDT
(To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
There’s a reason ‘laws’ have 5,000 pages to them... It’s so the thugs running the government can ‘get’ anyone they want... They’ll ‘get’ this journalist - make an example of him - and totally intimidate members of the press who might have stood up to them.
Bob Woodward recognized the Obama people as thugs... but even he admitted that what was done to him probably would have worked against a younger, less sure journalist. Intimidation’s an art - and democrats have perfected it...
In the long run, democrats be shown for what they are - and people will turn away from them with disgust... Because of our cultural traditions we’ll get rid of this crop of liberal thugs, but it’ll be closer than comfortable...
posted on 05/20/2013 7:58:03 AM PDT
(It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
” Seems like the MSM should be picking up the ball and running with this one.
To get the surveillance Justice dept said the reporter broke the law yet no charges brought against him, since he did nothing illegal to charge him with. “
One would think so
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