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Obama has lost the New York Times editorial board
American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2013 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 05/22/2013 3:59:40 PM PDT by neverdem

Make no mistake: by criminalizing James Rosen of Fox News for asking government employees to give him information, the Obama administration is suppressing the ability of the press to do its job. It is so egregious that even the New York Times, normally sycophants for Obama, is alarmed. The editorial board today writes:

With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible "co-conspirator" in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news.

And the Times, a member/owner of Associated Press, detects a pattern:

The Rosen case follows other signs that the administration has gone overboard in its zeal to find and muzzle insiders. The Associated Press revealed last week that the government had secretly seized two months' worth of records for telephones used by the agency's staff, partly to determine the source of a leak about a report involving a foiled terrorist plot in Yemen. At least two other major leak investigations are continuing. Six current and former administration officials have been indicted under the old Espionage Act for leaking classified information to the press and public. In 2010, a federal judge in Maryland sentenced a leaker to 20 months in jail while admitting that he was "in the dark as to the kind of documents" involved in the leak or what impact they had on national security...

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; US: New York
KEYWORDS: apscandal; bloggers; impeachnow; irs; kenyanbornmuzzie; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
Thomas Lifson is the eeditor and publisher at American Thinker.
1 posted on 05/22/2013 3:59:40 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

The Slimes will be back on-board in a day or so.


2 posted on 05/22/2013 4:01:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: neverdem

Wishful thinking (IMHO)

Wait til the next inspirational speech.


3 posted on 05/22/2013 4:01:42 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: neverdem
Re: Obama has lost the New York Times editorial board

Util the NY Slimes calls for Obama's impeachment.... he has not lost them.

4 posted on 05/22/2013 4:03:12 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Paladin2

Of course they will....same as with Clinton. They called for his resignation knowing there wasn’t a chance in hell he would.


5 posted on 05/22/2013 4:03:43 PM PDT by wny
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To: neverdem

“Obama has lost the New York Times editorial board”
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That would be like Marx loosing Pravda.


6 posted on 05/22/2013 4:04:07 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Paladin2

Lost their approval for the proverbial New York Minute. They’ll be back to messiah mode before you can say IRS.


7 posted on 05/22/2013 4:04:15 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: neverdem

When the pretender is finished destroying the Constitution the first victims will be the press. These idiots can’t seem to see that.


8 posted on 05/22/2013 4:04:20 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: neverdem
The NY Times has come too far in support of this regime. They've carried a lot of water for the Left, often at their own expense.

They agree with the President politically, and have the same enemies.

To think they would turn on their guy is sheer folly.

9 posted on 05/22/2013 4:06:11 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: Starboard

“Lost their approval for the proverbial New York Minute. They’ll be back to messiah mode before you can say IRS.”

You are 100% correct. “As a dog returns to his vomit, so does a fool to his folly”


10 posted on 05/22/2013 4:07:51 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: neverdem

The Slimes will still support every other radical leftist thing this government does.


11 posted on 05/22/2013 4:08:17 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: neverdem

Barry has lost nothing. The NYT is still squarely in his camp and will be for likely forever. They are expected to show and voice their disapproval of the heavy-handed tactics of the Marxist in Chief. But they are still 100% behind him.


12 posted on 05/22/2013 4:08:41 PM PDT by South40
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To: neverdem

I guess for the Slimes Obama isn’t enough Commie even for them..Obama will be back in their good graces in about a day or two


13 posted on 05/22/2013 4:09:21 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: neverdem

Well, now. The ole gay lady just figured out the bordello she’s been slaving in for all her life is just a bordello.


14 posted on 05/22/2013 4:10:01 PM PDT by glock rocks ("If not us, who? If not now, when?" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SIDENET

Tomorrow the New York Slimes will print secret information that puts Covert Operatives lives at risk, but makes Nero looks good which will be released from the white hut.

They will not flinch in doing it either!


15 posted on 05/22/2013 4:11:56 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: neverdem

Yeah, right.....


16 posted on 05/22/2013 4:12:16 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: neverdem
Give me a break.

The mainstream press is so dishonest, tribal, and idealogical that they will continue to carry all the the water for this adminsitration that Obama wants them to carry.

Make no mistake, the blind loyalty, one sided coverage, and overwhelming bias towards the DNC has continued anabated throughout this entire controvery and will continue into the future.

The Press in America is just as dishonest as ever and will continue to manipulate the facts, distort the truth, and out right lie for the Democratic Party.....no matter what!

The Mainstream Media is, has been, and will continue to be the greatest threat to our freedoms and way of life!

17 posted on 05/22/2013 4:12:57 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: neverdem

“Obama has lost the New York Times editorial board”

Four and one half years in Obama’s pocket versus 15 minutes of irritation?

I think it will take a while longer before that headline becomes reality.


18 posted on 05/22/2013 4:16:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: neverdem
the Obama administration is suppressing the ability of the press to do its job

Um - the press is suppressing itself. As far as losing the NYT editorial board, well - for a little while. As soon as the NYT editorial board faces the prospect of a Republican President who is just to the right of Karl Marx, they'll swing back again. I have faith.

19 posted on 05/22/2013 4:18:26 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: neverdem
Let us not succumb to cynicism. It is entirely possible that the editorial board of the NY Times has had a collective epiphany and is now coming down firmly on the side of individual freedom and respect for the Constitution.

It is equally likely that purple monkeys will fly from my rectal cavity and dance the maranga on the nonexistent surface of Hillary Clinton's conscience. The Times wants something. There isn't anything more to it than that.

20 posted on 05/22/2013 4:23:51 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: AlexW

Must Remember,

NY Slimz was a Hillary-bot. They only came around to the kenyan when they knew the kenyan had money and support to steal the primary away from her.

Make “No Mistake” (thanks for that line Dickey Nixon) that there is a for real internecine struggle within the RATZ party going on right now.

There is MORE turmoil inside that criminal bunch than meets the eye.


21 posted on 05/22/2013 4:24:38 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: neverdem

He should have had them at his lib scribes confab yesterday at the white house....suck ups rule!


22 posted on 05/22/2013 4:25:11 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: ConradofMontferrat

“There is MORE turmoil inside that criminal bunch than meets the eye.”
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Oh, I would not be at all surprised if the Rats are
starting to sour on their toy-boy.
If not for his half blackness, they would be going ballistic.


23 posted on 05/22/2013 4:36:53 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: neverdem

I think the effect on Baraq is inconsequential because he’s a lame duck already.
My hope is we can combine Scandalgate and Obamacare reaching “full bloom” in 2014 and elect a legislature that can stalemate him to some degree.


24 posted on 05/22/2013 4:39:19 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: AlexW

You have that right.

He’s only “black” when they want him to be.


25 posted on 05/22/2013 4:41:01 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: neverdem

The Slimes is just spouting off about Odumb@$$, to gain more readers in circulation. than it will resort to being the Appartachik for Obama


26 posted on 05/22/2013 4:48:28 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Carbonsteel
The mainstream press is so dishonest, tribal, and idealogical that they will continue to carry all the the water for this adminsitration that Obama wants them to carry.

It may be a tyranny, but is THEIR tyranny.

The left wingers will be assigned to the nicer gulags.

27 posted on 05/22/2013 4:51:29 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: ConradofMontferrat
I think your take is correct. A quote from Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is appropriate.

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly...

The Times editorial board understands that Obama needs to go before he takes down Hillary, the Democratic Party and the IRS with him. They also know that Obama has crossed a line with his treatment of individual reporters. It's not that the Times wants to defend the First Amendment, it's that the Times fears that those methods could be used against them by this or a future administration.

It's a case of rats and a sinking ship. They're getting ready to pull the rug out from under this president to preserve what they've worked for since 1933.

28 posted on 05/22/2013 4:52:44 PM PDT by Publius
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To: hondact200
Oh they think he went a litle too far dealing with those damn Tea Party folks but hey those people are dangerous.
29 posted on 05/22/2013 4:54:01 PM PDT by kempo
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To: neverdem

Unless Obama lost his a$$ he hasn’t lost them. They are firmly attached.


30 posted on 05/22/2013 4:59:30 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: Billthedrill

“The Times wants something. “

I think you have got it. The NYT has been mildly critical at O for not being aggressive enough and their columnists have endorsed the Hush Rush movement. So an open political discussion isn’t a Times priority.


31 posted on 05/22/2013 4:59:44 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Billthedrill
"and dance the maranga on the nonexistent surface of Hillary Clinton's conscience"

Good thing I was not sipping liquid when I read your reply, LOL. Lots of people ignore their conscience, some suppress it...........Hillary murdered hers........

8:}

32 posted on 05/22/2013 5:18:50 PM PDT by AwesomePossum
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To: Paladin2

Yeah, 0dumba** will call a meeting and use his community organizing voice to get them in line.


33 posted on 05/22/2013 5:30:38 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: neverdem

It’s just a lovers’ spat.


34 posted on 05/22/2013 5:36:01 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: neverdem

The Ministry of Truth is wandering off the reservation?


35 posted on 05/22/2013 5:40:28 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: neverdem
Sure. When THEY are suddenly the target, the rules of outrage change.


36 posted on 05/22/2013 6:05:56 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: neverdem
The NY Times Editorial Board is critical of Obama??? Maybe I'd better reevaluate my position on Obama.

It looks like the Neanderthals at the NY Times are worried that it's their ox that might be gored.

37 posted on 05/22/2013 6:34:27 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: neverdem

A few tepid words of admonition here or there in the press against the Obammunists are pretty meaningless.

The press hammered Nixon day and night incessantly for months. That’s what it would take to generate any sort of meaningful public negativity against Hussein, and we all know that no matter what Obama does, that level of attack by the press isn’t going to happen. Obama is just doing what good commies always do, and the commie press will basically just lap up whatever their commie wants to do.


38 posted on 05/22/2013 6:47:11 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks neverdem.
With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible "co-conspirator" in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news.
One op-ed does not journalism make.


39 posted on 05/22/2013 8:12:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Paladin2

“The Slimes will be back on-board in a day or so.”

Exactly.

They may say a few words here and there to salvage a bit of
“journalistic integrity”, but they’re still in bed with Progressives. (Smoke-filled bedrooms all over the place)

IMHO


40 posted on 05/23/2013 3:11:41 AM PDT by ripley
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To: neverdem
Did you see Shulman testify yesterday? When asked why he visited the White House 118 times he answered with a contemptuous comment about an ‘Easter Egg’ hunt... Shulman was an elitist jerk - all attitude - VERY LIMITED competence.

Well, that's the New York Times boys too - all superior attitude - limited skills ( beyond wordsmithing which they really do better than anyone).

Does anyone here think if the IRS had been targeting Gay groups that the New York Times would be deaf to their concerns? For years?

Gimme a break - the New York Times might as well be working for the DNC - and getting paid by them... Who knows, maybe the New York Times does get 'paid' by the DNC with 'insider leaks'...

When the coin of the realm is information bribes aren't in cash... What else could explain their bias? Why would they be willing to throw away their credibility as an objective news operation if they weren't getting anything in return?

Shulman and IRS goons pull confidential dirt on Republicans and 'pass it along' to their team at the New York Times? What's that worth? Ever notice how the MSM never has the inside dirt on Democrats until they're tried, convicted and in prison? Wonder why?

It's impossible to believer the New York Times has any ‘principle’ beyond “Are we cool or what”

41 posted on 05/23/2013 7:01:20 AM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: neverdem

Amazing how attitudes change when their own Ox is being gored!!!


42 posted on 05/23/2013 7:47:23 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: neverdem

Well... since he likely has their phones tapped, he won’t have any problem finding them again.


43 posted on 05/23/2013 8:19:34 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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