SHAMEFUL TREATMENT OF THE PRESS BY A PRESIDENT

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Attorney General Eric Holder attend the 32nd annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the West Front Lawn at the U.S. Capitol May 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama delivered remarks at the event, invoking the law enforcement officers who worked to bring the Boston Marathon bombing suspects to justice. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)

What’s worse – ignoring a reporter who traffics in fake news or targeting an innocent reporter as co conspirator in a classified leak about North Korea and then deeming him a “flight risk” with the sole intention of keeping him in the dark about the investigation? Ask Fox News’ James Rosen

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On May 17, 2013, the Washington Post reported the Justice Department had monitored reporter James Rosen’s activities by tracking his visits to the State Department, through phone traces, timing of calls and his personal emails in a probe regarding possible leaks of classified information in 2009 about North Korea.[8] In obtaining the warrants, they labeled Rosen a “criminal co-conspirator” with Stephen Kim.[9] Rosen was also described as a “flight-risk” to keep him from being informed of the ongoing surveillance.[10]

Although Fox News was the normal whipping post for the Obama administration, the snooping did not start or end with Rosen:

On May 13, 2013, the Associated Press announced telephone records for 20 of their reporters during a two-month period in 2012 had been subpoenaed by the Justice Department. AP reported the Justice Department would not say why it sought the records, but news sources noted the US Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia was conducting a criminal investigation into a May 7, 2012, AP story about a CIA operation which prevented the Yemeni terrorist Fahd al-Quso‘s plot to detonate an explosive device on a commercial flight.[1] The DOJ did not direct subpoenas to the Associated Press; instead, the subpoenas were issued to their telephone providers, including Verizon Wireless.[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Department_of_Justice_investigations_of_reporters

(WATCH) Obama blames Fox News for democrats’ loss.

 

(WATCH) Fox News’ Ed Henry Walks Out of White House Briefing After Jay Carney Ignores Him Twice

 

Here’s another dust up, this time it’s ABC’s Jonathon Karl, 

 

Hey, remember that “Affordable” Care Act thingy?  … Sorry, please excuse the digression.

NEW YEAR, NEW PRESIDENT… SAME PRESS

If change is desired, it must begin with the press. Trump has only asked for fair coverage, not preferential coverage. For the last 8 years it was mostly Fox News who pressed Obama and the White House on important issues and almost exactly the reverse for all of the other news agencies, a little balance in the coming years will go a long way, in my humble opinion.

Below are just some members of the mainstream press who were outed by Wikileaks to be colluding with the Clinton campaign, off the record and undisclosed!

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THE WIKILEAKS LIST: At Least 65 MSM Reporters Were Meeting with and/or Coordinating Offline with Top Hillary Advisors

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-list-least-65-msm-reporters-meeting-andor-coordinating-offline-top-hillary-advisors/

No Consequences From Media Peers for Reporters Caught Colluding With Hillary

http://observer.com/2016/10/no-consequences-from-media-peers-for-reporters-caught-colluding-with-hillary/