Skip to comments.Six ways we were blind to screaming red flags about government surveillance
Posted on 12/21/2019 6:25:13 AM PST by Hojczyk
FBI Director Christopher Wray: As I have written, FBI Director Christopher Wray falsely testified to Congress that there have been no 702 surveillance abuses. Surprisingly, nobody questioned him about this incorrect claim, even though many documented abuses are in the public record. If the head of this important agency either doesnt know about surveillance abuses, or knows of them and is being misleading, it doesnt bode well for the notion that he can (or will) clean things up.
The media: With few exceptions, the news media largely delivered a collective yawn after the initial furor over various abuses in recent years. We dropped the ball on seriously reporting on all of this in an impactful way, compliantly chasing the shiny objects tossed by those who wish to direct the narrative. That means that instead of holding accountable those responsible for shocking government surveillance practices, we became distracted by the question of where Snowden was hiding out or how long WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would avoid U.S. prosecution by living in asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. We have in place a system of checks and balances. In each instance, we can see now that they failed us. I, for one, am not shocked to find gambling going on at the casino.
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Good grief, this cr*p came from such low life vermin as the Clintons and Dorkbama.
What else could we expect?
Freedom....ain’t it great?
When a citizen lies to the FBI they go to jail.
But it seems the FBI doesn’t owe us the truth.
I think that Wray is going to get fired. Its not if but when.
Nobody was blind to any "red flags" at all. In fact, anyone who wasn't neck-deep in the George W. Bush Kool-Aid warned about this sh!t years ago when the PATRIOT Act was first passed.
No regulation will inhibit an actor in bad faith. No law will restrain a criminal.
You should read how the 0bama folks spied in HER. Personally. They actually ran a fiber optic line into her home.
It was designed for abuse. (and bloody unconstitutional)
Sharyl Attkisson is NOT a moron.
She’s writing this not for people like you who follow politics and care deeply about the direction of the country, but for people who don’t care or don’t follow politics thinking it doesn’t effect them.
Her point is it does!
There’s only a few true journalists out there who are on the side of truth rather than biased, college party boy/mean girl Leftists...
and Sharyl Attkisson is one of them.
The battlefield was being prepared for a long time.
The ATTACK ON & DISMANTLING OF the republic continues.
The CRIMINAL STATE HAS TAKEN OVER THE REPUBLIC.
The speech suppressors are becoming more apparent every day.
11. As soon as sufficient progress in the intended change shall have been made,and the public mind duly prepared according to the rules already laid down, itwill be proper to venture on another and a bolder step toward a removal of the constitutional landmarks.
525+ vs. 330 million How did Hitler, Stalin, Mao do dat?
It’s their playtoy.
Beware the military, industrial, media/propaganda, education/indoctrination, political/criminal complex.
I alluded to it 1999-02-12 in my very 1st post on FR. I didn’t realize the extent of it at that time. Thanks to all Freepers, researchers, educators, linkers, historians, humorists.
Just before Obama took office on the back page of a news paper I read: Bush surveillance program ruled constitutional.
I thought to myself, uh oh
Somewhat surprising that this comes from Sheryl Atkinson. I thought she was well versed on The NSA collecting data on us and storing it in that million square foot building in Utah.
The Supreme Being
You are spot on. Atkinson is working to red pill the people who are just starting to realize that something is wrong.
By did you leave out Bush?
With few exceptions, the news media largely delivered a collective yawn after the initial furor over various abuses in recent years.
Because for most of this time, the collective yawn benefited Obama, Hillary and the Communists. They always ignore such things when it benefits their fellow riders.
And what a sham when Democrats galloped to impeach Trump.....like they had burrs under their saddles.
They bet the ranch on what they said was the urgency of Trump imperiling our national security.
Schiff, Schumer and Pelosi are onto “something.”
The republic is, in fact, in mortal peril......but not by anything Trump did.
Read ...Police State ...by Gerry Spence...
The FBI and DOJ have been corrupt for Forty years..
What we call the mainstream news media has been a propaganda arm of Pravda for decades. Why would tools of Soviet-style communists care about surveillance abuse?
Why is because we are not blind, we see, but the media immediately tags us as spreading “conspiracy theories” and we get ignored, banned and blocked.
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