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Fired NYT Editor Blasts Obama Administration for Criminal Prosecution of Journalists, Whistleblowers
Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2014 - 11:11 AM | Barbara Boland

Posted on 07/19/2014 8:12:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, whose firing brought out nasty attacks and allegations of sexism at the Times, was interviewed by Greta van Susteren On the Record last night.

While she played close to the vest about the reasons for her firing, she didn’t hold back on the Obama administration, defending her earlier branding of it as “the most secretive” she has ever deal with since President Carter, and elaborated:

“I have never dealt with an administration where more officials—some of whom are actually paid to be the spokesmen for various federal agencies—demand that everything be off the record. So, that’s secretive and not transparent. But the most serious thing the Obama administration has [done is it’s] launched eight criminal leak investigations against sources and whistleblowers … And they have tried to sweep in journalists, including—it’s almost the one-year anniversary exactly that your colleague, James Rosen, had his record secretly looked at by the government in a leak investigation.” …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; jillabramson; liberalmedia; obama

1 posted on 07/19/2014 8:12:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
All hail dictator King Obama and his communists corrupt empire.

By the way, miss Romney yet? Same thing will happen in 2014 with some ignorant Republicans. No different in 2016.

2 posted on 07/19/2014 8:16:17 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Olog-hai

vocal frrrrrrrryyyyy to the max during that interview.


3 posted on 07/19/2014 8:18:31 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Olog-hai

Propagandists carrying water for totalitarians are upset when they’re drowned in it? Where are the rest of the JournoLists?


4 posted on 07/19/2014 8:20:48 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Logical me

Have you noticed all the “FUMR” posts on various threads? Here’s a hint. That means very few of us ‘miss’ Obama’s lighter twin”. So you might wanna stop asking that asinine question. You have an answer. No. We don’t. The few remaining Mitt supporters are becoming fewer by the day as he ramps his liberal campaign for 16 back up.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 8:21:23 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Olog-hai

“I have devoted my career to truth-telling, so why hide that? “

LOL. She was the editor of the NYT. She was not interested in truth-telling. She is part of the problem, not part of the solution. She crossed someone in the Obama admin and got fired. That’s what happens when you make a deal with the devil.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 8:21:28 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Olog-hai

Like Obama, Jill is impervious to the facts until they affect her personally...


7 posted on 07/19/2014 8:23:10 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Olog-hai

Before too long, the American Government is going to need its own “glasnost” and “Perestroika.”


8 posted on 07/19/2014 8:23:26 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Olog-hai

First they went after the Tea Partiers, and I said nothing...


9 posted on 07/19/2014 8:23:32 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Henry Hnyellar

She also said NYT is not biased


10 posted on 07/19/2014 8:25:56 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: Logical me

Miss Romney, he needs to go away to be missed and you think he would have been better? That’s possible but his campaign was dirty, he is dirty and folded to allow O to win again.
We need to stop letting liberals and the media select our candidates even though I’m sure they have our best interests at heart...


11 posted on 07/19/2014 8:28:53 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: FrankR

Typical of liberals. They need more pain before they see that conservatives were right all along.


12 posted on 07/19/2014 8:28:58 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
“I have never dealt with an administration where more officials—some of whom are actually paid to be the spokesmen for various federal agencies—demand that everything be off the record. So, that’s secretive and not transparent. But the most serious thing the Obama administration has [done is it’s] launched eight criminal leak investigations against sources and whistleblowers ..

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM

(paid) "spokesmen for various federal agencies"?

There is no shortage of paid hit men of BIG GOVERNMENT & BIG PROPAGANDA to take you apart by any and all means.

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

The debt/death train rolls on. ALL ABOARD!

13 posted on 07/19/2014 8:30:24 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Logical me

> All hail dictator King Obama and his communists corrupt empire.

In the end we all know what happens to tyrants. I wonder if 0 has read his history books? Or maybe he thinks Sporos will protect him in the end.


14 posted on 07/19/2014 8:31:11 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

That end is slow with Marxism. But it eventually comes.


15 posted on 07/19/2014 8:32:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Logical me

“By the way, miss Romney yet?”

No, I don’t miss a quisling like Romneycare, Do you?


16 posted on 07/19/2014 8:34:36 AM PDT by DanZ
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To: Lx

“We need to stop letting liberals and the media select our candidates even though I’m sure they have our best interests at heart...”

I believe you miss-spoke here, The correct statment is “I’m sure they have desire to enslave us all”


17 posted on 07/19/2014 8:37:36 AM PDT by DanZ
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To: Olog-hai

She still doesn’t understand or support the TP or the Constitution and Bill Of Rights, she’s just mad that her ox got gored this time.


18 posted on 07/19/2014 8:38:03 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Olog-hai

Yet she said nothing about any of this when she actually worked for the paper....


19 posted on 07/19/2014 8:39:29 AM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: mrsmel

“She still doesn’t understand or support the TP or the Constitution and Bill Of Rights, she’s just mad that her ox got gored this time.”

It is somewhat disappointing that we do not have a repeat of Stalin vs. Trotsky.


20 posted on 07/19/2014 8:42:00 AM PDT by DanZ
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To: mrsmel

Typical liberal. To paraphrase another respondent on here, she got mad that after carrying blazing torches for the regime, she got burned; and she’s only among the first few.


21 posted on 07/19/2014 8:43:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

So why do these so-called journalists wait until they are fired to tell the truth, why doesn’t Greta or anyone else ask that question?


22 posted on 07/19/2014 8:44:08 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: DanZ

Unfortunately I believe that Soros and other Hissein puppetmasters were fully prepared for that eventuality. The media became their willing lapdogs, destroyed what little credibiliry remained to them, and now have no defenders amongst Americans.


23 posted on 07/19/2014 8:46:00 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Olog-hai

The merely incompetent criticizing the grossly incompetent.


24 posted on 07/19/2014 8:52:08 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: DanZ; Logical me

He must. On thread after thread he posts that same question over and over. While more people by the day see that Obama is in office because of the GOP, this staunch rock ribbed conservative seems to want more liberalism in his Republican party.

I guess conservative just doesn’t mean what it used to.


25 posted on 07/19/2014 8:59:28 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Olog-hai

I saw this gal on Fox a few days ago. I have to say my impression of her was that I suspected she was a victim of a stroke. She was just a bit off and I don’t mean in the political sense where, of course, she is way off.

I read in the Wiki for her that she had a bad accident back in 2007. Could be she wasn’t the liberal that she once was and possibly wasn’t really up to the job after that.

A possibility.


26 posted on 07/19/2014 9:00:19 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: Olog-hai
Ms. Jill is just leaking a few nasties about the NY Slimes in order to justify the "unfairness" of her firing....plus mouthing a few non-secret secrets about Obama's minions and regime being "non-transparent". Big deal. Greta probably thinks her interview with her was full of stunning revelations. NOT!

And, Greta, please notice....Abramson didn't go too far in spilling her non-earthshaking tidbits. She has to be careful so that she can get another lucrative, gender-equal-opportunity CEO job at some liberal, Obama-worshipping media outlet....or maybe a presidency at some commie college. She'll land on her feet somewhere, so one will have to have a tag day for her. Who cares about her and her NYTimes tattoo, anyhow?

Her replacement at the Slimes will be even a worse screwed-up leftie, that's for sure...so what else is new!

Leni

27 posted on 07/19/2014 9:01:59 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Olog-hai

This is part of the reason Jill was fired... she started wandering off the liberal plantation.

There were several interesting things coming out of the New York Times right before they fired her... things that showed she was starting to see who Obama and some other elite liberals really were...


28 posted on 07/19/2014 9:04:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“I guess conservative just doesn’t mean what it used to.”

I am not a “conservative”, as I do not know what that term means. I am a LIMITED Fed. G’ment supporter.

Eliminate a number departments and start with the Dept. of Education, next eliminate the TSA, IRS, FDA, Dept. of Energy


29 posted on 07/19/2014 9:10:29 AM PDT by DanZ
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To: Olog-hai

Just another foolish leftist who doesn’t learn from history.

Dumb leftist: “Yeah, man, I’m in solidarity with your revolution. Got any weed?”

Comandante: “Sure - up against that wall, comrade.”


30 posted on 07/19/2014 9:15:13 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Olog-hai

What’s that expression, too late smart? Something like that.

Too bad, Jill Abramson, you were always among the worst of the worst on the left. Now your own have turned you out. Are you suffering? Gosh I hope so.

And I’d advise our side not to take this dreadful woman in from the cold. Just let her freeze.


31 posted on 07/19/2014 9:40:56 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: InterceptPoint

“I have to say my impression of her was that I suspected she was a victim of a stroke. She was just a bit off and I don’t mean in the political sense where, of course, she is way off.”

Yes, she spoke way too slowly — even slurring her words seemingly — for someone who was editor for the nyt.

It was the first time I’ve heard her speak, so I don’t know if she spoke like this while she was working there.


32 posted on 07/19/2014 10:02:41 AM PDT by Vision Thing (obama wants his suicidal worshipers to become suicidal bombers.)
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To: DanZ

I’m getting to be the same way. I more consider myself just a follower of Reagan’s ideas. Harder for the Cheshire conservatives to twist his many clear writings on a variety of subjects. It’s almost pointless anymore to even use ‘conservative’ as a descriptor since so many have bastardized it’s meaning.

you have the RSC and the various GOP mouthpieces spouting the word and attaching it to everything from Amnesty to gay rights, while plenty in the ‘base’ make excuse after excuse to support leftists claiming the mantle.

As for the eliminating depts., Yup. Total agreement here. We can survive, na, THRIVE with a fraction of the Depts we have now. And the ones that survive the purge get a Basic training style ‘haircut’ to boot.


33 posted on 07/19/2014 10:18:54 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Olog-hai

Uh huh. Where were you, Jill, BEFORE you were fired?

You know, when you COULD HAVE RUN THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES OF TEAM OBAMA EVERY DAY ON THE FRONT PAGE?


34 posted on 07/19/2014 1:41:25 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: uncitizen

Whos fault is it? Look in the mirror—Conservatives! You didn’t support true conservatives like Newt—You let the MSM and Dems select Mittens—then you didn’t support him giving the whole pie to Obama and his cronies! You don’t support Conservative newspapers—so the NY Times thrives as the liberal sexist stink hole it is. Ask yourself, who would be a better president? Mitt Romney or Obama? Who would let underlings rule while they went to a fundraiser? Who vowed to cancel Obamacare on the first day? But Mitts a Mormon—and he treated his dog badly——You make me sick. Only a few talk show people and Ted Cruz are fighting for Obama while the rest of you moan and cry on the internet. You deserve Obama because your all talk and no do. I challenge you—if your an American at heart—if you have the balls-—to do the following: 1. Send money to Free Republic to keep this forum open! 2. Send a few bucks to conservatives running for congress! 3. Vow to never sit on your hands again! Hey, better a blue dog Democrat than a RINO false Republican. 4. Subscribe to a conservative newspaper! They do exist and they are good. 5. See Conservative movies like America. Vote with your movie tickets! 6. Listen each day to people like Beck, or Hanity or Rush or Levin—get the real news. 7. Write letters to the editor of your home town paper! You can do it by e-mail and save a stamp. Tell em what you think—unless you fear the IRS and being called a racist.


35 posted on 07/19/2014 2:00:13 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: jocon307
Everyone from Bob Schaffer to Lynn Downy, who was top editor at The Washington Post, have commented at how secretive this White House is."

"I mean, all I can tell you is, until I was fired, I spoke every day almost to our national security team in Washington," Abramson said. "Almost all of the reporters said to me that there's never been a more difficult atmosphere in which to do the work that they do than now."

In reference to James Risen, a New York Times journalist who faces jail time for refusing to identify a source to the government, she said that "to criminalize just the work of journalists...

The phrase is "Too Soon Old Too Late Smart" - to that I say, "Better late than never...". Other journalists need to stiffen their backbones and start talking about this BEFORE they get fired.

36 posted on 07/19/2014 2:15:58 PM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: GOPJ

“The phrase is “Too Soon Old Too Late Smart”

That’s it!

Thanks. Despite my harsh words for Ms. Abramsom in my post, not one of which do I retract, I guess that applies to many of us, myself most certainly included.

I just wonder what will happen the next time a Republican is in the WH. Will they get their knickers in a twist when President X. goes on vacation, like they did when Bush repaired to his ranch for August? (I mean DC is the worst in August, but I’d think West Texas is not too much better.) Meanwhile Obama pretty much does nothing BUT go on vacation and it’s no biggie to them.

So, when President X. does it, what will they say? Will they engage in some group kabuki, like screaming teenagers at a concert (oy, that’s not a very good metaphor, is it?) and will anyone pay any attention to them?

They’ve harmed themselves far more than they’ve helped Obama.

And yes, I despise Jill Abramson, but I’m glad she’s speaking out.


37 posted on 07/19/2014 2:35:15 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

38 posted on 07/19/2014 2:54:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

...I’m not sure if you’re spilling this all on me or simply venting, in which case, I understand.


39 posted on 07/19/2014 3:18:53 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

GREAT rant! I agree. Sometimes I think the Internet has been a bad thing, pushing us into endless debate with each other, instead of out in the burgs and streets fighting.

Obama is destroying our country, and all many do is complain about it on a web forum.

I have some time off this Fall, I need to go to a state where I can help a conservative beat a liberal, preferably a US senator.

What can I do? Go door to door. Make phone calls. Give conservative older folks rides to the polls. Stand on a busy street corner with a poignant sign. There are so many things.


40 posted on 07/19/2014 5:54:15 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

If they had the internet in 1776—there would be no America—all the Patriots would be on Web sites posting their anger—cutting each other to pieces—and there would be no revolt. We would still be part of the British Empire.


41 posted on 07/20/2014 2:27:40 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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