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Bump
05-12-2013, 05:16 PM
http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/05/it-all-makes-sense-now-abc-cbs-and-cnn.html


IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE NOW: ABC, CBS and CNN top executives all have siblings or spouses working directly for Obama

The Democrat Party and the media are indistinguishable from one another and it doesn't take much digging to prove it.

You knew the mainstream media was biased, but this is incredible. It was revealed today that CBS News President David Rhodes' brother is Obama Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, who was instrumental in rewriting the Benghazi talking points. But it gets worse. It is now learned that ABC President Ben Sherwood's sister, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, is a Special Assistant to Barack Obama on national security affairs. But even this isn't it! CNN's deputy bureau chief, Virginia Moseley, is the wife of Tom Nides, who until February was Hillary Clinton's deputy.

Ben Rhodes is a top NSC advisor with absolutely no foreign policy or military experience. None! This idiot has advocated intervention both in Libya and now Syria. How has that worked out for us? He is responsible for helping to massage the Benghazi talking points to watered down drivel. His greatest accomplishment appears to be a Master's Degree in fiction writing received from New York University. So perhaps we should call him Obama's fiction writer!

In what may be a belated effort to salvage its reputation, or perhaps an effort to get the best scoop now that keeping quiet is out of the question, ABC published a story revealing that there were twelve revisions of the Benghazi memo. The final version eradicated all references to terrorists and al Qaeda. Nice work, Mr. Fiction Writer!

...The only mainstream media reporter really doing her job is CBS's Sharyl Attkison. Attkison has also done a heroic job on the Fast N' Furious Eric Holder gun running scandal. Now it appears CBS is pressuring her to leave. Gee, wonder why?

Whatever shred of credibility existed among the network news organizations has now been utterly obliterated.

notorious
05-12-2013, 05:32 PM
Wow.

LiveSteam
05-12-2013, 05:42 PM
love it LMAOLMAO

KC Dan
05-12-2013, 06:06 PM
Nothing to see here, racists.......

HonestChieffan
05-12-2013, 06:24 PM
Its all ok.


Fucking dumb republican white people dont get it.

/fat little tattooed kcnitwit

Bewbies
05-12-2013, 08:36 PM
LMAO

The media used to look for All the President's Men, now they are all the presidents men.

Prison Bitch
05-12-2013, 09:21 PM
LMAO

The media used to look for All the President's Men, now they are all the presidents men.

Repped.

blaise
05-12-2013, 10:11 PM
But, but, FAUX NEWS!

mnchiefsguy
05-12-2013, 10:31 PM
I am sure Direckshun will be along presently to tell us all there is nothing to worry about.

Prison Bitch
05-12-2013, 10:39 PM
And how uneducated people vote Republican, lulz

stonedstooge
05-12-2013, 10:40 PM
I am sure Direckshun will be along presently to tell us all there is nothing to worry about.

Is it from Drudge Report?

Sannyasi
05-12-2013, 11:37 PM
Is it from Drudge Report?

No, even Drudge doesn't give a shit about this one.

ghak99
05-13-2013, 12:22 AM
What difference does it make?

T-post Tom
05-13-2013, 12:46 AM
Ah, the talking points and edicts come down from Mount Koch and the lapdogs regurgitate ad nauseum. Great business model. Dangle the carrot and a legion of minions invade the blogosphere. Everybody watch the shit roll down hill. Brilliant really. John Ellis is laughing out loud.

ThatRaceCardGuy
05-13-2013, 06:17 AM
Republican butt hurt is awesome.

Munson
05-13-2013, 07:08 AM
Obviously, its Bush's fault.

headsnap
05-13-2013, 10:39 AM
But, but, FAUX NEWS!

Don't trust them, they don't have anyone on the inside...

BigChiefTablet
05-13-2013, 11:53 AM
Republican butt hurt is awesome.

I like republicans only slightly more than democrats, which means not very much. But go ahead and keep shoveling the two party bullshit and don't question the fact that mainstream media doesn't do their jobs anymore and is now the State Media in pretty much all but name.

theelusiveeightrop
05-13-2013, 12:58 PM
Trying to figure out why this matters

L.A. Chieffan
05-13-2013, 01:47 PM
Im surprised it took them this long just to figure it out. These are high level employees. Apparently Saddam Hussein could have his nephew hanging out at the WH and nobody would even know yet.

Amnorix
05-13-2013, 02:01 PM
Ben Rhodes is a top NSC advisor with absolutely no foreign policy or military experience. None! This idiot has advocated intervention both in Libya and now Syria. How has that worked out for us? He is responsible for helping to massage the Benghazi talking points to watered down drivel. His greatest accomplishment appears to be a Master's Degree in fiction writing received from New York University. So perhaps we should call him Obama's fiction writer!


The dude is a communications guy. He's not making policy. That doesn't mean that things aren't a bit too cozy between the Administration and several networks, of course, but the OP paints this guy as if he were THE National Security Advisor.


Ben Rhodes
Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting
Ben Rhodes is Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, overseeing President Obama’s national security communications, speechwriting, and global engagement. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of White House Speechwriting, and as a Senior Speechwriter for the Obama campaign. Prior to joining Obama for America, he worked for several years as Special Assistant to Lee Hamilton at the Wilson Center, where he helped draft the Iraq Study Group Report and the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. He is the co-author, with Lee Hamilton and Tom Kean, of Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission. A native of New York City, Ben has a B.A. from Rice University, and an M.F.A. from New York University.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/author/Ben%20Rhodes

jjjayb
05-13-2013, 03:01 PM
The dude is a communications guy. He's not making policy. That doesn't mean that things aren't a bit too cozy between the Administration and several networks, of course, but the OP paints this guy as if he were THE National Security Advisor.




http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/author/Ben%20Rhodes

Who cares if he is a policy maker. That's not the point of the story.

mikey23545
05-13-2013, 03:10 PM
Who cares if he is a policy maker. That's not the point of the story.

As usual, the Obama bootlickers will attempt to shift the discussion away from the horribly dangerous bridge to tyranny being built between the administration and the liberal Dem party...

Look! Is that a squirrel over there?

Bootlegged
05-13-2013, 03:21 PM
I'm sure the Presidents of these fine news organizations have no back channel with the WH through these connections.

I mean, they have been the ones leading the investigation into Benghazi, etc.

Bootlegged
05-13-2013, 03:43 PM
Govt obtains wide AP phone records in probe
By MARK SHERMAN
May. 13 4:28 PM EDT


WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.

In all, the government seized those records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices whose phone records were targeted on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.

In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded the return of the phone records and destruction of all copies.

"There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially 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 AP's newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP's activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know," Pruitt said.

The government would not say why it sought the records. U.S. officials have previously said in public testimony that the U.S. attorney in Washington is conducting a criminal investigation into who may have leaked information contained in a May 7, 2012, AP story about a foiled terror plot. The story disclosed details of a CIA operation in Yemen that stopped an al-Qaida plot in the spring of 2012 to detonate a bomb on an airplane bound for the United States.

In testimony in February, CIA Director John Brennan noted that the FBI had questioned him about whether he was AP's source, which he denied. He called the release of the information to the media about the terror plot an "unauthorized and dangerous disclosure of classified information."

Prosecutors have sought phone records from reporters before, but the seizure of records from such a wide array of AP offices, including general AP switchboards numbers and an office-wide shared fax line, is unusual and largely unprecedented.

In the letter notifying the AP received Friday, the Justice Department offered no explanation for the seizure, according to Pruitt's letter and attorneys for the AP. The records were presumably obtained from phone companies earlier this year although the government letter did not explain that. None of the information provided by the government to the AP suggested the actual phone conversations were monitored.

Among those whose phone numbers were obtained were five reporters and an editor who were involved in the May 7, 2012 story.

The Obama administration has aggressively investigated disclosures of classified information to the media and has brought six cases against people suspected of leaking classified information, more than under all previous presidents combined.

Justice Department published rules require that subpoenas of records from news organizations must be personally approved by the attorney general but it was not known if that happened in this case. The letter notifying AP that its phone records had been obtained though subpoenas was sent Friday by Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney in Washington.

Spokesmen in Machen's office and at the Justice Department had no immediate comment on Monday.

The Justice Department lays out strict rules for efforts to get phone records from news organizations. A subpoena can only be considered after "all reasonable attempts" have been made to get the same information from other sources, the rules say. It was unclear what other steps, in total, the Justice Department has taken to get information in the case.

A subpoena to the media must be "as narrowly drawn as possible" and "should be directed at relevant information regarding a limited subject matter and should cover a reasonably limited time period," according to the rules.

The reason for these constraints, the department says, is to avoid actions that "might impair the news gathering function" because the government recognizes that "freedom of the press can be no broader than the freedom of reporters to investigate and report the news."

News organizations normally are notified in advance that the government wants phone records and enter into negotiations over the desired information. In this case, however, the government, in its letter to the AP, cited an exemption to those rules that holds that prior notification can be waived if such notice, in the exemption's wording, might "pose a substantial threat to the integrity of the investigation."

It is unknown whether a judge or a grand jury signed off on the subpoenas.

The May 7, 2012, AP story that disclosed details of the CIA operation in Yemen to stop an airliner bomb plot occurred around the one-year anniversary of the May 2, 2011, killing of Osama bin Laden.

The plot was significant because the White House had told the public it had "no credible information that terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida, are plotting attacks in the U.S. to coincide with the (May 2) anniversary of bin Laden's death."

The AP delayed reporting the story at the request of government officials who said it would jeopardize national security. Once government officials said those concerns were allayed, the AP disclosed the plot because officials said it no longer endangered national security. The Obama administration, however, continued to request that the story be held until the administration could make an official announcement.

The May 7 story was written by reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman with contributions from reporters Kimberly Dozier, Eileen Sullivan and Alan Fram. They and their editor, Ted Bridis, were among the journalists whose April-May 2012 phone records were seized by the government.

Brennan talked about the AP story and leaks investigation in written testimony to the Senate. "The irresponsible and damaging leak of classified information was made ... when someone informed the Associated Press that the U.S. Government had intercepted an IED (improvised explosive device) that was supposed to be used in an attack and that the U.S. Government currently had that IED in its possession and was analyzing it," he said.

He also defended the White House's plan to discuss the plot immediately afterward. "Once someone leaked information about interdiction of the IED and that the IED was actually in our possession, it was imperative to inform the American people consistent with Government policy that there was never any danger to the American people associated with this al-Qa'ida plot," Brennan told senators.

blaise
05-13-2013, 03:50 PM
"So what?"

- cosmo

Count Alex's Wins
05-13-2013, 04:09 PM
http://i.imgur.com/1xe8Y8D.jpg

T-post Tom
05-13-2013, 05:42 PM
Gov obtains wide AP phone records in probe
By MARK SHERMAN
May. 13 4:28 PM EDT


WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.

In all, the government seized those records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices whose phone records were targeted on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.

In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded the return of the phone records and destruction of all copies.

"There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially 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 AP's newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP's activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know," Pruitt said.

The government would not say why it sought the records. U.S. officials have previously said in public testimony that the U.S. attorney in Washington is conducting a criminal investigation into who may have leaked information contained in a May 7, 2012, AP story about a foiled terror plot. The story disclosed details of a CIA operation in Yemen that stopped an al-Qaida plot in the spring of 2012 to detonate a bomb on an airplane bound for the United States.

In testimony in February, CIA Director John Brennan noted that the FBI had questioned him about whether he was AP's source, which he denied. He called the release of the information to the media about the terror plot an "unauthorized and dangerous disclosure of classified information."

Prosecutors have sought phone records from reporters before, but the seizure of records from such a wide array of AP offices, including general AP switchboards numbers and an office-wide shared fax line, is unusual and largely unprecedented.

In the letter notifying the AP received Friday, the Justice Department offered no explanation for the seizure, according to Pruitt's letter and attorneys for the AP. The records were presumably obtained from phone companies earlier this year although the government letter did not explain that. None of the information provided by the government to the AP suggested the actual phone conversations were monitored.

Among those whose phone numbers were obtained were five reporters and an editor who were involved in the May 7, 2012 story.

The Obama administration has aggressively investigated disclosures of classified information to the media and has brought six cases against people suspected of leaking classified information, more than under all previous presidents combined.

Justice Department published rules require that subpoenas of records from news organizations must be personally approved by the attorney general but it was not known if that happened in this case. The letter notifying AP that its phone records had been obtained though subpoenas was sent Friday by Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney in Washington.

Spokesmen in Machen's office and at the Justice Department had no immediate comment on Monday.

The Justice Department lays out strict rules for efforts to get phone records from news organizations. A subpoena can only be considered after "all reasonable attempts" have been made to get the same information from other sources, the rules say. It was unclear what other steps, in total, the Justice Department has taken to get information in the case.

A subpoena to the media must be "as narrowly drawn as possible" and "should be directed at relevant information regarding a limited subject matter and should cover a reasonably limited time period," according to the rules.

The reason for these constraints, the department says, is to avoid actions that "might impair the news gathering function" because the government recognizes that "freedom of the press can be no broader than the freedom of reporters to investigate and report the news."

News organizations normally are notified in advance that the government wants phone records and enter into negotiations over the desired information. In this case, however, the government, in its letter to the AP, cited an exemption to those rules that holds that prior notification can be waived if such notice, in the exemption's wording, might "pose a substantial threat to the integrity of the investigation."

It is unknown whether a judge or a grand jury signed off on the subpoenas.

The May 7, 2012, AP story that disclosed details of the CIA operation in Yemen to stop an airliner bomb plot occurred around the one-year anniversary of the May 2, 2011, killing of Osama bin Laden.

The plot was significant because the White House had told the public it had "no credible information that terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida, are plotting attacks in the U.S. to coincide with the (May 2) anniversary of bin Laden's death."

The AP delayed reporting the story at the request of government officials who said it would jeopardize national security. Once government officials said those concerns were allayed, the AP disclosed the plot because officials said it no longer endangered national security. The Obama administration, however, continued to request that the story be held until the administration could make an official announcement.

The May 7 story was written by reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman with contributions from reporters Kimberly Dozier, Eileen Sullivan and Alan Fram. They and their editor, Ted Bridis, were among the journalists whose April-May 2012 phone records were seized by the government.

Brennan talked about the AP story and leaks investigation in written testimony to the Senate. "The irresponsible and damaging leak of classified information was made ... when someone informed the Associated Press that the U.S. Government had intercepted an IED (improvised explosive device) that was supposed to be used in an attack and that the U.S. Government currently had that IED in its possession and was analyzing it," he said.

He also defended the White House's plan to discuss the plot immediately afterward. "Once someone leaked information about interdiction of the IED and that the IED was actually in our possession, it was imperative to inform the American people consistent with Government policy that there was never any danger to the American people associated with this al-Qa'ida plot," Brennan told senators.

So the administration is not so cozy with the media then? Ok then, meeting adjourned. Squirrel boot-lickers move along.

headsnap
05-13-2013, 06:06 PM
So the administration is not so cozy with the media then? Ok then, meeting adjourned. Squirrel boot-lickers move along.

Apparently not all of them are cozy...






If they don't tow the line, keep them in line...

blaise
05-13-2013, 06:07 PM
If that AP story were about Bush the entire left side of the Huff Post would be blog entries about it tomorrow.

Munson
05-13-2013, 06:10 PM
Govt obtains wide AP phone records in probe
By MARK SHERMAN
May. 13 4:28 PM EDT


WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

...

This is pretty alarming, and worthy of its own thread.

So who at the Justice Dept. approved this?

And why are they spying on reporters by wiretapping their personal and work phones?

HonestChieffan
05-13-2013, 06:30 PM
The government needs to protect us from the AP. we should be proud of holder and his excellent staff

Xanathol
05-13-2013, 07:04 PM
There's no there, there. It's all just a political move to make Obama look bad ( despite his record of doing so quite well all by himself... ) ....right?

This administration needs to be held for treason.

LiveSteam
05-13-2013, 07:59 PM
There's no there, there. It's all just a political move to make Obama look bad ( despite his record of doing so quite well all by himself... ) ....right?

This administration needs to be held for treason.

Its Amirite. Fricking worthless RWNJ :D

Comrade Crapski
05-14-2013, 03:41 PM
Serves you jouranlista's right. you lay down with a dog, you're gonna get fleas.
You lied and created a false narrative and got Barry selected. Now he's going to fuck you. Barry fucks over everyone.

http://quotesjpg.com/wp-content/uploads/obama_racist_quotes.jpg