Skip to comments.'Liberal Activist' Admits to Bugging Mitch McConnell's Office
Posted on 05/31/2013 9:38:31 AM PDT by MissesBush
Writing for Salon, Curtis Morrison, a self-titled "liberal activist," admits to bugging Mitch McConnell's office. He claims to have been inspired by Julian Assange and claims, "If given another chance to record him, Id do it again."
"Earlier this year, I secretly made an audio recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican on the planet, at his campaign headquarters in Kentucky. The released portion of the recording clocks in at less than 12 minutes, but those few minutes changed my life," writes Morrison.
I leaked the recording to Mother Jones, which published it with a transcript and analysis in April, and over the days that followed, blogs and cable news shows lit up with the revelations from that one meeting. At the time, McConnell was prepping for a race against the actress Ashley Judd it was the Whac-a-Mole stage of the campaign, McConnell said smugly and the recording captures his team in some Grade-A jackassery, including plans to use Judds history of depression against her.
But also up for debate was the the ethics of the audio recording itself. Heres the latest: An assistant U.S. attorney, Brian Calhoun, telephoned my attorney yesterday, asking to meet with him next Friday as charges against me are being presented to a grand jury.
In a technology age marked by vigilante heroes like Julian Assange and Anonymous, the line between journalism and espionage has grown thin. McConnell was quick to frame himself as the victim of a crime, which was to be expected. It was the guilty repositioning of a politician who has been caught being craven.
Here's how describes himself: "Im a liberal activist in Kentucky. Im also a citizen journalist at least I used to be because I dont subscribe to the lie that activism and journalism can be separated. Howard Zinn wrote,You cant be neutral on a moving train. Thats how I see it: Journalism is a moving train, and we all choose which perspectives to bring along on the ride. Needless to say, journalists tend not to like me."
And here's where he claims Julian Assange as inspiration: "It was a frustrating moment, but in truth, Ive never doubted that making the recording was ethical. I believe in the philosophy of Julian Assange: When we open up governments, we bring in freedom. Helping the voting population better understand a political leaders true priorities is a good thing. And hell yes, its ethical."
As for what will be done to this low life, he can expect an Eric Holder special: Complete dismissal of charges while opening an investigation on Mitch McConnell for daring to attack Ashley Judd.
Grade-A jackassery, including plans to use Judds history of depression against her.
Judd uses her history of depression against herself. She wallows in it all over the teevee and in a book. She had no problems dragging her family through her depression hell.
The only reason he did so is because he knows nothing is going to happen to him. The federal justice system will treat him with kid gloves, and he'll probably get an autographed photo with Eric Holder and the Obammunist with a caption of "job well done!" He knows the Pubbies won't do anything but huff and puff, and eventually let it go, so why not thumb his nose at us and the law?
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The left is at war with us, folks. They have every intention of eradicating us from the face of the earth. It’s time we woke up and realized it.
Good thing this self-righteous prick wasn’t a Tea Party activist bugging Dirty Harry Reid - he would be in jail already.
Hopefully, the judge will see through this charade and sentence him to time in a federal prison. After that, we'll see if this "journalist" still thinks it was worth upholding his "ideals".
Eric Holder please pickup the courtesy phone. If bugging a government officials office isn’t a crime then I got some good ideas of where to place some bugs.
Well we all know he will now be arrested and put in jail right? Right?
True. I would expect nothing less from the VICTIM OF A CRIME!
* Ashley Judd it was the Whac-a-Mole stage of the campaign, McConnell said *
What’s the problem?
Judd is the biggest embarrassment to ever come out of Kentucky. Her aganda would’ve harmed far more people than Manson ever did. Whac-a-Mole is being very very polite!
I was wondering where this story had gone.
So the “ plumbers” at the Watergate were doing God’s work and the whole Watergate fiasco was a non story. Who knew!
You go up and ask people questions. That's journalism. You bug an office or steal information. That's espionage. That line is not thin. It requires ladders and ropes to cross.
“Well we all know he will now be arrested and put in jail right? Right?”
Where he’ll learn the difference between bugging and buggery.
This is what passes for intelligence in the Democrat party.
Curtis Morrison had better watch out! I’ll bet Mitch McConnell is drafting a strongly worded letter right now! I’ll bet Mr. Morrison is quacking in his boots.
“...vigilante heroes like Julian Assange and Anonymous...”
From your keyboard to the judge's ears. It makes me happy to think of this little turd sitting in prison while he thinks about whether it was worth it to expose the shocking horror that Mitch McConnel thinks Ashley Judd is dumb. LOL!
What is the difference between this and the Watergate plumbers? Besides the assumption that their side will get away with it... *spit*
The Democrites and their media lapdogs only care about wrongdoing when it’s a Republican they can accuse. Notice the IRS stuff is already out of the news, to say nothing about Benghazi and the targeting of journalists.
Another thought-—interesting these same DemoCrites lose it if a terrorist is wiretapped under FISA laws, but bug a Republican Senator’s office and it’s all okay since Republicans are the real enemy after all. Tells you how liberals “think” doesn’t it? Republicans are the real enemy in their books.
So why isn’t he being prosecuted?
“Where hell learn the difference between bugging and buggery.”
And boy is there a difference. :-)
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Because it would require a federal prosecution being a federal crime. And who heads the Justice Department? Eric Holder, that beacon of truth, justice and the rule of law equally meted out to all without thought of bias or partisan preferences.