Of all the scandals plaguing Obama the one that really ticks me off most is his war on the press.
I expect the IRS to do the kind of stuff they’re doing against Tea Party groups. Why not? Every President in the “Modern Era” has used the tax collectors as their own personal “Stasi.”
And the lies about Benghazi, I don’t even know that the Administration is lying. They may just be that incompetent where National Security matters are concerned. So I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt on that one.
However, Obama and his cronies criminalization of investigative journalism is an affront to everything this country stands for. For all intents and purposes, a free press is the ONLY business guaranteed unfettered freedom in the Bill of Rights and labeling a Fox News reporter as a “possible co-conspirator” in violation of the Espionage Act is OUT OF LINE!
Fox News reporter James Rosen was working with a State Department source about a confidential report that contained information about how North Korea would react to a UN Resolution condemning the countries nuclear program.
That’s considered spying? Even a bubble-headed bleach blonde could tell you the North Korea doesn’t care what the UN or anyone else for that matter- thinks about their nuclear program.
The only reporter I’ve ever seen that could be charged under the Espionage Act would be Geraldo Rivera when he was drawing pictures in the sand of troop movements on live television during a war. And that was more stupidity than spying.
And for that Mr. Rosen’s parent’s phone is even tapped by the Justice Department? Outrageous, indeed.
Thank G-d Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes has the “stones” to condemn this over-reach by DOJ and has vowed not to be intimidated by these heavy handed tactics to silence the free press.
There’s another story out there about my favorite “NewsBunny,” Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News, that bothers me as well. She has alleged that her work and home computers were compromised during her investigation of the “Fast & Furious” gun running scandal. Though she has been careful to not make accusations as to who may have breached her computer files.
I however would say that Mr Holder’s Justice Department is to blame.
And don’t think its a baseless accusation, Mr Holder has already been caught in a lie during his testimony before Congress on the Fox News/Rosen matter and he’s neck deep in the Fast & Furious scandal.
And I quote:
“In regard to potential prosecution of the Press for the disclosure of material. This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.”
It turns out that Mr. Holder has not only HEARD of it, he’s PERSONALLY approved of it by signing a warrant which made Mr. Rosen a suspect and co-conspirator.
This is a lie, pure and simple and its time for Mr. Holder to be fired.
And for all you people out thinking I’m just some “right-wing fanatic” calling for the AG’s removal – (I’m talking to you Harley – I’m joined by such “Conservative” publications as the Huffington Post and Esquire in saying Holder needs to go.
Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!