Richard Milhous Obama's Regime is doing all the stuff Nixon only talked and dreamed about doing.
After hearing that AP had two months of phone records seized by the InJustice Department, we find out yesterday that Fox News Reporter James Rosen is being investigated by the same political motivated agency for allegedly violating the 1917 Esiponage Act.
The Justice Department spied extensively on Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010, collecting his telephone records, tracking his movements in and out of the State Department and seizing two days of Rosen’s personal emails, the Washington Post reported on Monday.
In a chilling move sure to rile defenders of civil liberties, an FBI agent also accused Rosen of breaking anti-espionage law with behavior that—as described in the agent's own affidavit—falls well inside the bounds of traditional news reporting. (Disclosure: This reporter counts Rosen among his friends.)
UPDATE: Fox News responds with a blistering statement that asserts Rosen was "simply doing his job" in his role as "a member of what up until now has always been a free press.”
The revelations surfaced with President Barack Obama’s administration already under fire for seizing two months of telephone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press. Obama last week said he makes “no apologies” for investigations into national security-related leaks. The AP's CEO, Gray Pruitt, said Sunday that the seizure was "unconstitutional."
The Obama administration has prosecuted twice as many leakers as all previous administrations combined.
“The president is a strong defender of the First Amendment and a firm believer in the need for the press to be unfettered in its ability to conduct investigative reporting and facilitate a free flow of information,” White House press secretary Jay Carney insisted last week. “He also, of course, recognizes the need for the Justice Department to investigate alleged criminal activity without undue influence.”Yeah and it probably smells like a feedlot in the White House Press Room with all the bovine excrement that Carney is spewing. We know tonight that the racist Eric Holder's InJustice Department also seized the phone records of James Rosen's parents.
It doesn't end there either. Sharyl Attkisson of CBS, who has been leading the pack in investigating Fast and Furious and Benghazi, said today her work and home computers have been compromised.
If Obama really believed in a free press, then why has his Regime labled Fox News (Rosen's employer) as "not a legitimate" news source and even tried to leave the Fox out of the press pool for one event. The hostility towards those who are willing to question the Regime, and their Propaganda Minister Carney is so bad that Les Kinsolving of WND and WCBM in Baltimore retired from covering the White House. Despite the fact he was the second most senior member of the WH Press Corps, Kinsolving said he'd "never experienced such oral censorship" under 14 press secretaries as he has under Carney.
Look how today, Carney slurred reporters as "birthers" because they were doing their jobs as journalists, and not acting like the Regime lapdogs.
Kirsten Powers, a Democrat, writes this must read "How Hope and Change Gave Way to Spying on the Press."
Remember when Tiny Tim Robbins famously talked about "a chill wind" blowing from the Bush White House at the start of the Iraq War? Well, here it is under liberal Obama, a kind of Big Brother, Soviet-style spying on reporters. And has anyone heard from Timmy?