Skip to comments.Obama has lost the New York Times editorial board
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 ...
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”
Amazing how attitudes change when their own Ox is being gored!!!
Well... since he likely has their phones tapped, he won’t have any problem finding them again.
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