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
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. In obtaining the warrants, they labeled Rosen a “criminal co-conspirator” with Stephen Kim. Rosen was also described as a “flight-risk” to keep him from being informed of the ongoing surveillance.
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. The DOJ did not direct subpoenas to the Associated Press; instead, the subpoenas were issued to their telephone providers, including Verizon Wireless. 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!
THE WIKILEAKS LIST: At Least 65 MSM Reporters Were Meeting with and/or Coordinating Offline with Top Hillary Advisors
No Consequences From Media Peers for Reporters Caught Colluding With Hillary