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In AP, Rosen investigations,
government makes
criminals of reporters

Washington Post, by Dana Milbank

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 5/21/2013 10:56:21 PM

There are various reasons you might not care about the Obama administration’s spying on journalist James Rosen and labeling him a “co-conspirator and/or aider and abettor” in an espionage case. Liberals may not be particularly bothered because the targeted journalist works for Fox News. Conservatives may not be concerned because of their antipathy toward the news media generally. And the general public certainly doesn’t have much patience for journalists’ whining. But here’s why you should care — and why this case, along with the administration’s broad snooping into Associated Press phone records, is more serious than the other supposed

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 5/21/2013 11:07:58 PM     (No. 9338816)

Headline Subtitle: Scales slowly fall from Milbank´s eyes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chiller, 5/21/2013 11:08:20 PM     (No. 9338817)

Obie´s mission was to silence sources, and reporters. Job done.

You have no choice Dana but to take him down.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 5/21/2013 11:11:36 PM     (No. 9338824)

Well, Dana, and all other liberal MSM journalists, welcome to the party. Conservatives have been telling you this was the direction the administration was heading. You chose to look the other way. You chose to believe that the administration believed in a traditional liberal ideology. You chose to disbelieve conservatives when we told you that Obama is a Marxist. So, let´s repeat that old essay..

First they came for the communists,
and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a Catholic.
Then they came for me, (the journalists)
and there was no one left to speak for me.

We already know they have and are coming for the Catholics and other conservative Christians.

So, Dana, are you a believer yet? Are, or you still wearing those rose colored glasses and think The WON isn´t to blame and it´s only a bunch of underlings who are just misguided?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: CEP, 5/21/2013 11:18:27 PM     (No. 9338829)

Dana ever journalist should be wondering if their computers, phone calls, movements have or are being watched by the government, no one is immune nor protected by the Constitution thanks to the Obama administration.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 5/21/2013 11:22:57 PM     (No. 9338835)

Oh and Dana, you might want to write this 100s.

The First Amendment of the Constitution of the U.S.:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

You might make a note of the fact that the very first freedom delineated is the freedom of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. In fact, freedom of the press is third.

HHS and the Obama administration is trying to take away the freedom of religion. Didn´t it occur to all you jounalists that freedom of the press wouldn´t be far behind, especially when journalists either supported the administration´s actions in regard to Obamacare or you just looked away?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 5/22/2013 12:48:50 AM     (No. 9338908)

What a clumsy, Ill-written and self-centered article.
With all his perfunctory "bows" to his "colleagues" at Fox, he manages to take shots at Fox, George W and the tea party with all the subtlety of a drunk firing off a shotgun on the 4th of July.
Just be quiet, Dana; Men are talking.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: steveW, 5/22/2013 1:00:46 AM     (No. 9338917)

Mr. Milbank takes a very brief respite from lying and covering-up for Dear Leader to vent a little steam. I suspect this is because his latest shipment of sparkly unicorns from the White House was damaged. Oh well, whatever. We have no doubts whatsoever Mr. Milbank will be returning to his usual job of lying and covering-up for Dear Leader in a jiffy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 5/22/2013 4:54:48 AM     (No. 9338969)

My guess is the real reason they targeted Rosen was to lay the groundwork to get Fox off the air. Remember the big controversy in Britain over the tabloid snooping and eavesdropping on people?The left was in a frenzy over that because the thought they could bring down the Murdock empire,including Fox News.

Here you have the government spying and eavesdropping on people and suddenly nobody gives a damn.

Rosen openly went around the Capitol building with his press badge on.If he was working a source on something,that´s what reporters do. If there´s classified leaks,it´s the source´s fault.

From what I gather Rosen was working on something about NK. What a yawner of a story to get worked up about but it´s just an excuse for the government spying on him and even his parents.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NancyD, 5/22/2013 6:24:40 AM     (No. 9339025)

For liberals not to care because it happened to Fox News and to only care because it happened to AP, shows how stupid the liberals really are.

So true, #3.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Starlady, 5/22/2013 6:33:05 AM     (No. 9339038)

Obama hates the truth represented by Fox News and conservative groups such as the Tea Party.
Fox reports this morning that Fox execs were also spied upon by the "justice" department.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rod reese, 5/22/2013 7:17:34 AM     (No. 9339097)

The Obama administration is a criminal administration.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: plumnellie, 5/22/2013 7:22:38 AM     (No. 9339108)

Obama goes after the dirt on anyone..friend or foe..like the Clintons before him. It is how things are done in the Dem party. Get the goods on someone and you control them for life.

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