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Old 05-20-2013, 06:21 PM  
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DOJ labels Fox News Reporter Co-Conspirator

Now the liberal media is sinking their teeth into Obama. Awesome.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...m_hp_ref=media

DOJ's Calls Fox News Reporter James Rosen 'Co-Conspirator' In Leak Case; Journalists Outraged


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A new article about how the Obama administration tracked the movements and correspondence of a Fox News reporter led to a fresh round of condemnation by journalists on Monday.

The Washington Post published an explosive story about the Justice Department's monitoring of James Rosen, a Fox News reporter based in Washington. Rosen allegedly spoke to Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department contractor, for a story about North Korea's nuclear program. The Justice Department charged Kim with violating the Espionage Act for his contact with Rosen.

Kim's case has already been condemned by critics of the White House's hyper-aggressive approach to leaks, but the details of the DOJ's tracking of Rosen have not been known until now. The Post's Ann E. Marimow laid out the intensity of that monitoring in her article:

The Justice Department used security badge access records to track the reporter’s comings and goings from the State Department, according to a newly obtained court affidavit. They traced the timing of his calls with a State Department security adviser suspected of sharing the classified report. They obtained a search warrant for the reporter’s personal emails.

That goes above and beyond what the Justice Department did when it monitored the Associated Press. There, it looked at phone records, not the actual contents of emails.

Perhaps more chilling, the Post reported that, in order to justify its search warrants for Rosen's private correspondence, the Justice Department labeled Rosen a "co-conspirator" with Kim because he made an arrangement with him about how to get him information:

Reyes wrote that there was evidence Rosen had broken the law, “at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator.” That fact distinguishes his case from the probe of the AP, in which the news organization is not the likely target.


It's not clear how different these arrangements, which the Post wrote involved things like code names, were from the elaborate arrangements that Bob Woodward made with Deep Throat. Journalists reacted with particular alarm to the notion that Rosen was an "abettor" simply because he pushed for a source to give him information:

Ryan Lizza @RyanLizza

Case against Fox's Rosen, in which O admin is criminalizing reporting, makes all of the other "scandals" look like giant nothing burgers.

Eli Lake @EliLake

Serious idea. Instead of calling it Obama's war on whistleblowers, let's just call it what it is: Obama's war on journalism.

Glenn Greenwald ✔ @ggreenwald

To address a widely believed myth: except in very rare circumstances, it is *not* a crime for journalists to report classified information

There has long been evidence that some government prosecutors do not consider journalists to have heightened levels of protection. In January, for instance, lawyers prosecuting military whistleblower Bradley Manning said that, had he passed information to the New York Times instead of WikiLeaks, he would still be "aiding the enemy." The government has also tried to make the case in the past that WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange could be indicted as a co-conspirator with Manning for receiving his information.

UPDATE: Fox News responded to the Rosen investigation in a statement to TVNewser:

“We are outraged to learn today that James Rosen was named a criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter. In fact, it is downright chilling. We will unequivocally defend his right to operate as a member of what up until now has always been a free press.”


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Accusing James Rosen of committing crimes - for basic reporting - may be the most dangerous thing the Obama DOJ has done yet

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All journalists, of all political leanings, should be coming loud and hard to the defense of Fox News' Rosen. http://t.co/WAiuByTuTy

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Dear many of our commenters: this is one time when you should be siding with Fox News http://t.co/hhPhw4N3XI

Cliffs: You know you done ****ed up when even the Huffington Post is supporting Fox News.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:34 AM   #91
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to be fair, barry could have promised lower milk prices, but if congress blocks him like it did on guantanamo there's nothing he can do no matter what he promised...

i don't think he lied about closing gitmo, he just assumed too much because he wasn't steeped in the ways of washington dc...

aka politically naive...
Making a promise you can't keep is basically a lie. You can excuse it how you want, but it's still a broken promise. And it was a pretty big selling point by him during his first campaign.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:44 AM   #92
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Making a promise you can't keep is basically a lie. You can excuse it how you want, but it's still a broken promise. And it was a pretty big selling point by him during his first campaign.
Barry's just a crazy mixed up girl. His heart is in the right place, though.

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:59 AM   #93
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Making a promise you can't keep is basically a lie. You can excuse it how you want, but it's still a broken promise. And it was a pretty big selling point by him during his first campaign.
Especially, when he taught the Constitution. LOL!
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:48 PM   #94
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Sorry, but this is 100% wrong. No, I'm sorry again, this is 10000% wrong. Gitmo's closing has little to nothing to do with Congress. try again.

I actually don't blame Obama for not closing Gitmo.. I do blame him for being so piss ignorant to think it was ok to claim he could close it in the first place. Sad that so many bought into this bunch of pandering leftist bullshit. It worries me how naive the voting public is , that this rhetoric is swallowed whole and then defended after the fact
Wasn't there a huge voter turnout among young people? OMG, he's just so hopey changetastic, he's my guy! Seriously though, can you blame them? The D's and the R's spent a shitload of money convincing them that they had to vote for one or the other. Romney's a douche. The Republican party is a joke. At least Obama was spoon feeding them easily digestible bullshit and the Democrats were pretending to give a rat's ass about them.
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