Choreographing The News On The DOJ’s AP Investigation With Media Matters
While the ORS* busies itself with the deliberate political harassment of Barack Obama’s political opponents, his Department of Justice seems to be busily engaged in doing similar things to members of the previously untouchable 4th Estate. Some of these previously loyal Professional Democratic Party Activists with press credentials have the utter effrontery to have gotten their backs up. Jake Tapper sticks it to Jay Carney in the exchange below.
Jake Tapper, the senior White House correspondent for ABC News, asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney how public support of those journalists’ work “square[s] with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistleblowers to court. There just seems to be a disconnect here,” Tapper added. “You want aggressive journalism abroad; you just don’t want it in the United States.”
(HT: Huffington Post)
As the vassals of Barack Obama busily minding the 4th Estate threaten to go rogue and commit spontaneous acts of professional reportage, the alarm claxon sounds and the highly trained manipulators of Media Matters man the trebuchets in defense of the empire. They tell us all what key issues must be raised. A discussion can’t flow freely – it must be channelized in the manner suggested below.
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Judith Miller Hates Scooter Libby
The panelists on Fox News Watch were discussing the WikiLeaks Afghan War intelligence leak, when Judith Miller, one of the panelists, stated that Scooter Libby had similarly leaked Valerie Plame’s identity to the press and had been “convicted of that”. Ms. Miller then went on to talk about the current leaks and additional panelists also contributed their thoughts. After the break, Jon Scott corrected Ms. | Read More »
Tags: Colin Powell
, grand jury
, Jon Scott
, lame-stream media
, Richard Armitage
, scooter libby
, special prosecutor
, state department
, Valerie Plame
Feinstein Jeopardizes Pakistan and U.S. War on Al Qaeda
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) let slip that Predator drones used to fight Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan are being launched from Pakistan, a hugely covert operation designed to protect the vulnerable Pakistani government: At a hearing, Feinstein expressed surprise at Pakistani opposition to the ongoing campaign of Predator-launched CIA missile strikes against Al Qaeda targets along Pakistan’s northwest border. “As I | Read More »
Deep Throat, Anonymous Sources and Speaking Power to Power
In case you missed it, Stratfor had a tremendous writeup, on the occasion of the death of Mark “Deep Throat” Felt, on the real meaning of the revelation that Felt was Woodward & Bernstein’s source. Basically, it’s a reminder that anonymous sourcing is just another way for the media to be beholden to powerful figures, usually in the government, who are often acting in unsavory | Read More »
RE: Powell To Endorse Obama
In response to this article stating that Powell might endorse Obama. If this is true, this confirms all that I thought about Colin Powell since he left the Bush Administration. Specifically, his involvement in the Valerie Plame Affair.