Trump's war on press no match for Obama's

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Where were the editorials then? Fake news indeed.


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And, in fairness to Trump, his administration has not escalated the conflict with the press to a new level. It has not yet come close to doing what President Obama's administration did in making the act of reporting itself criminal behavior in a case that started in 2009 under the Espionage Act of 1917.

At the heart of the case is James Rosen, chief Washington correspondent for Fox News, publishing information about North Korea that he received from a State Department employee.

In obtaining a subpoena to access Rosen's phone and computer records, the Justice Department labeled him "an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator." It also described him as a flight risk.

Branding a reporter that way in court documents had never been done by the government. Since the case was widely reported, I am surprised an act that really was unprecedented was overlooked by so many pundits in making their worst-ever analyses.

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Trump's war on press no match for Obama's - Baltimore Sun
 
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Why James Rosen Departed Fox News

As we first told you late last month, longtime Fox News Washington, D.C. correspondent James Rosen was suddenly leaving the network.

Now, according to a report from NPR’s David Folkenflik, we know why. Folkenflik talked with 8 of Rosen’s former colleagues who claim Rosen “had an established pattern of flirting aggressively with many peers and had made sexual advances toward three female Fox News journalists.” One incident happened 16 years ago:
Rosen was accused of being a co conspirator with Stephen Jin-Woo Kim.

Who was Stephen Jin-Woo Kim?

Stephen Jin-Woo Kim is a former State Department contractor who pleaded guilty to a felony count of disclosing classified information to Fox News reporter James Rosen.[1][2] Prosecutors had charged that Kim's actions indirectly alerted North Korea to what U.S. intelligence officials "knew or did not know about its military capabilities and preparedness."[3]
The problem was conspiracy, or alleged conspiracy, with a person who disclosed classified information.

Not because he was critical of the Obama Administration. That sort of thing seems to have originated with Trump.

Or maybe with Nixon, who famously said, on his resignation, "The won't have Dick Nixon to kick around any more."
 
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Yeah, the Øbanam excuse making didn't take long.

In obtaining a subpoena to access Rosen's phone and computer records, the Justice Department labeled him "an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator." It also described him as a flight risk.

Branding a reporter that way in court documents had never been done by the government.


And this.

Emails later obtained by Judicial Watch about the matter included this one from Obama press secretary Josh Earnest to a Treasury Department spokesperson, saying, "We've demonstrated our willingness and ability to exclude Fox News from significant interviews…"

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It was a public admission that the White House was punishing Fox for its negative coverage — the very thing some of the nation's leading editors labeled "unprecedented" when they believed it was happening to them with Spicer's gaggle.
 
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Dec 2014
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Then there was this.

But just in case you agree with Cutter that Fox isn't a real news outlet and, therefore, what happened to it is not the same as what's happening with Trump, check out what Obama's administration did to James Risen, an investigative reporter at The New York Times.

The Obama Justice Department spent seven years in court trying to force Risen to reveal his sources in its criminal investigation of a leak. Team Obama took the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
 
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Why James Rosen Departed Fox News



Rosen was accused of being a co conspirator with Stephen Jin-Woo Kim.

Who was Stephen Jin-Woo Kim?



The problem was conspiracy, or alleged conspiracy, with a person who disclosed classified information.

Not because he was critical of the Obama Administration. That sort of thing seems to have originated with Trump.

Or maybe with Nixon, who famously said, on his resignation, "The won't have Dick Nixon to kick around any more."
Trump doesn't just trash a single reporter or a few single reporters for any particular reason. He calls the overall media The enemy of the people. But Excali will try to slip one by the net any chance he gets. Like the Trashing of Brennan.
 
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Yeah, the Øbanam excuse making didn't take long.

In obtaining a subpoena to access Rosen's phone and computer records, the Justice Department labeled him "an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator." It also described him as a flight risk.

Branding a reporter that way in court documents had never been done by the government.


And this.

Emails later obtained by Judicial Watch about the matter included this one from Obama press secretary Josh Earnest to a Treasury Department spokesperson, saying, "We've demonstrated our willingness and ability to exclude Fox News from significant interviews…"

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It was a public admission that the White House was punishing Fox for its negative coverage — the very thing some of the nation's leading editors labeled "unprecedented" when they believed it was happening to them with Spicer's gaggle.
How cute. Lookit you. Running to bitch and moan about OBAMA some more.

You need a blankie and a pacifier every time Chump is criticized.
 
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