Associated Press Assault

Obama bitching, growling, and jabberingThere’s been a lot of flak flying over the Obama Regime’s assault upon Associated Press (AP) and its secret seizure of the telephone records of AP and its reporters, including the reporters’ cellular phone records. AP, with understandable ire, describes this as a massive and unprecedented intrusion into its gathering of news.

Here’s the thing; it’s all bullshit!

Yes, given the boy’s track record, Obama’s use of his favorite “house negro,” Holder’s DoJ to assault AP and investigate their reporters’ sources is an easy target for Americans to verbally fire upon. It’s easy to see this behavior as another prima facie example of Obama’s desire for tyranny and his despite for America’s constitution. That doesn’t mean that this is the right way to approach this particular situation.

By all the accounts that we have, including AP’s own assessment of the Obama Regime’s rationale for the seizure of their telephone records, the DoJ is investigating who leaked sensitive intelligence data to the press. It is likely the result of a May 7, 2012 article that revealed the CIA thwarted a bomb plot planned to originate out of Yemen to avenge the death of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US Navy SEALs one year earlier.

This is well within the purview of Executive and is a matter of national security. We have to trace the leaks and take whatever steps are needed to prevent a repeat offense. There is no intrinsic difference between the leak to Associated Press and the Leaks to Wikileaks and I sincerely doubt that there’s a single American who say that any investigation into- or reprisal against Wikileaks and/or its sources was wrong.

Obama and his cabal may well be engaging in this behavior for the wrong reason but their actions are consistent in this instance with the best interests of America. We should remember that surprising fact.

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6 Responses to “Associated Press Assault”

  1. Fenris Badwulf Says:

    One step closer to a diversity embracing, politically correct third world existence for Amerikkka.

    Speaking of third world, one step closer to things like ‘coup’, and ‘junta’.

    Indeed. Just wait until El Presidente legalizes those X million illegals and the third of Mexico that wants to come to California does come.

    All those RINO’s that are profiting from illegal labor do not help the cause much.

  2. jonolan Says:

    I don’t quite follow that logic train, Fenris.

  3. FX Phillips Says:

    Sure the executive has a duty to plug leaks but apparently this wasn’t case as the regime was going to release the story the very next to toot their own horn just like they did with OBL and got our source on that gig a 33 year sentence in a Pakistani jail.

    The pertinent parts of the story

    Prior to the publication of the story, there were extensive negotiations among AP, White House and CIA officials, said the officials. The AP initially agreed to hold the story until May 8, 2012, thereby giving intelligence officials time to minimize any risk to the informant and his family, they said.

    But as first reported by Reuters, the agreement broke down at the last minute over AP demands that the U.S. government officials not confirm the details of the news organization’s account for an hour after publication. A source familiar with the negotiations said White House officials concluded they could not make such a promise given they expected to be deluged with media inquiries about the matter.

    The AP dispute this:

    Erin Madigan, a spokeswoman for the AP, disputed the Reuters account.

    “As we told Reuters a year ago, at no point did AP offer or propose a deal in relation to this story. We did not publish anything until we were assured by high-ranking officials with direct knowledge of the situation, in more than one part of the government, that the national security risk was over and no one was in danger.”

    Their is no honor among thieves. This looks less a case of leak plugging than it is the petulance of a regime that was denied a chance to control it’s “tough on terror” narrative

  4. Alfie Says:

    I agree with FX on this one. I am also more than willing to speak to the difference I see between this and the WikiLeaks thing.
    With the AP issue there is a clear engagement of a Constitutional right in play. The free press doing its job even if it is with the help of a “leak”. I doubt the constitutional scholar in the Oval or Holder would relish a Sullivan based case and loss if they were in a position to face to face question reporters.
    Wiki was not contrary to anything the hackers,thieves and Assange wants folks to believe a form of free press journalism.

  5. FX Phillips Says:

    It’s never been about “leaks” and always about teh Won’s image

    More attacks on America.

    Maybe now the they will see the truly ugly character they have conspired with to enslave the American people.

    Up until now we have been raped and the press has more or blamed the victim. Now that they are getting raped…

    Oh hell who am I kidding.

  6. FX Phillips Says:

    The link.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/05/how-much-has-doj-overreached-other-news-organizations-migh-have-to-defend-fox-news/

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