Skip to comments.Report: Obama’s Spying On The Press Was Far More Extensive Than Previously Thought
Posted on 05/26/2019 8:04:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
President Trump might be openly hostile to the mainstream media, but it was the Obama administration that was engaged in a widespread effort to thwart the media. Which do you think is more harmful to a free press?
The full extent of Obamas actions against the press are only now coming to light.
The Columbia Journalism Review reports on a newly released government document showing that the Obama Justice Department engaged in a far more sweeping effort to spy on the Associated Press than previously believed.
In 2013, the Justice Department launched a brazen attack on press freedom, the CJR notes, issuing sweeping subpoenas for the phone records of The Associated Press and several of its reporters and editors as part of a leak investigation. At the time, the subpoenas were widely seen as a massive intrusion into newsgathering operations. Last month, we learned that they told only part of the story.
The spying came in the wake of the APs reporting on a thwarted Yemen-based bomb plot, which contained classified information about the CIA operation. Months later, the AP learned that the DOJ had vacuumed up two-months of phone records on 21 different lines trying to find the leaker.
Unprecedented Intrusion Upon learning this, the AP blasted the Obama Justice Department. APs President and CEO Gary Pruitt said the records collected could reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to APs newsgathering operations and disclose information about APs activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know.
Turns out, Pruitt should have been even more outraged. The new report, obtained by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the Freedom of the Press Foundation, finds that the DOJ...
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Oh, the press is fine with this: “Please, Sir, may I have another?”
And the majority of the sycophants in the MSM will not even bother to report on this massive government violation of the First Amendment because it would reflect badly on their “Messiah”!
Can you imagine the outrage if the Trump DOJ did something like this? They would demand immediate resignations and prosecutions and it would lead the nightly news for months!
Any real journalist would want this POS behind bars at a minimum.
Cars of dissenting journalists blown up with them in it.
It was a great time for democracy.
Compared to past ex=Presidents, Obama was kind of vocal in his criticizing of President Trmup early on after Trump took office.
Notice how completely quiet he’s been since the “coup” unveiling has taken progress?
When you have a person with no moral compass, no family background. In the a##clowns situation, no father present growing up, 2 old white folk bringing you up while the mother runs wild. When you get a position of authority you are God anything goes, surround your self with like minded mentally disturbed loners with an agenda and vwallla!
Response from the MSM:
"But the good and gracious and merciful Leader acted only for the good of the USA! Praise Allah that he acted in order to protect us from ourselves! Praise be to President Obama!"
Gee, I wonder what Bob Woodward would have to say about this, in comparing this to Richard Nixon’s administration?
Anything Obama is low life scum and vermin humanity. Obama, Biden, Clinton, Wright & Farrakhan...all one in the same, Trump Haters, Jew/ Israel Haters, America Haters & Traitors!!! End of story!!!
“Computers hacked. Files grabbed. Cars of dissenting journalists blown up with them in it. It was a great time for democracy.”
Indeed it was. And the most transparent and scandal free Administration ever!
Whats really frightening is how the media ignores abuses of power when their candidate is the perpetrator, just like theyre giving Biden a pass on his well documented molestations. These people must be defeated at the polls!
Not a smidgen, no sir, not smidgen of scandal......
But the press kissed his a$$ and would have been glad to get on its knees for him.
“would have been...” should read “were” and “is”. What prestitutes!
There is no place for a TRUTH-SEEKER in the US mainstream news media.
UH, OH, is Obama going to suffer the wrath of the
Media, Associated Press, et al.
Talk about POETIC JUSTICE!!!
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