Will the Media remain a friend of Obama after they jail a NY Times reporter?


We shall see where this leads.  Will the press remain a loyalist to Obama? The Internet bloggers are next on his list. One to pay attention to. Obama has not let up on whistle blowers, the press is next? After spying on them? Now lock them up? Every totalitarian regime must get the media to toe the line.

Via Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama is no friend of press freedom, says a New York Times reporter who may be sent to jail for refusing to reveal a source.

“A lot of people still think this is some kind of game or signal or spin,” reporter James Risen told his own paper in a profile about his plight published Saturday. “They don’t want to believe that Obama wants to crack down on the press and whistle-blowers. But he does. He’s the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation.”

Risen’s troubles stem from the 2006 publication of his book “State of War,” which included classified information about a failed CIA plot against Iran’s nuclear program. In 2008, George W. Bush’s Department of Justice subpoenaed Risen to reveal the source of the classified information. Citing his role as a journalist, Risen refused to comply, fighting the subpoena until it expired in 2009.

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11 Responses to “Will the Media remain a friend of Obama after they jail a NY Times reporter?”

  1. My Article Read (8-20-2014) | My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Will the Media remain a friend of Obama after they jail a NY Times reporter? […]

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  2. Petermc3 Says:

    Bush, Clinton, Bush,Obama are fraternal brothers, never forget it! Hillary Clinton will be the first of the sorority sisters to soon follow.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      And the beat goes on. Will she be able to attend some of the old boys meetings?

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    Yeah, this will be interesting to watch. The press is slowly turning on Obama because they are positioning themselves to support Hillary and need to distance themselves and Hillary from Obama. This could push them away, but you never know with the MSM…

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    • bunkerville Says:

      This will be interesting to see how the spin goes down.

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  4. zip Says:

    “They don’t want to believe …” the Truth, is what it comes down to. The lie is easier and more palatable to those sold out or ‘ignorant’ (blind) to this takeover.
    Bunker you know your time is limited producing this blog – because it doesn’t fit into the ‘Utopian Box’. Those of the ‘collective’ will continue to report and blog, etc. – because they’re doing the Journalist Goosestep to the Regime’s mandates – job security for them, what do they care.
    Just like God isn’t invited into many churches, Truth stands outside the door of the decision-making ‘transparency’ meetings, and press rooms.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Spying and persecution are the order of the day, as previously prior and during the Nazi regime

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  5. Paladin Says:

    I doubt that this will cause any ripples in the media. Aside from Fox News, they are firmly in his pocket. When Cornell West was threatened by the Obama Administration for his criticism of them, the press did not utter a single word. They have largely remained mum on the numerous scandals plaguing Obama. They said nothing about Obama going to bed the night that his Ambassador to Libya died.

    They may not like what is happening to Risen, but they won’t turn what is happening to Risen into an issue. They are the obedient lapdogs and lickspittles of the left and they won’t rock the boat until they can do so to a Republican.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      You may be right. They were will willing to let Judith Miller sweat it out in jail. Chuck Todd has been on a tear about Obama so hope springs eternal. If the Senate was willing to let Obama spy on them, I guess there is no foul whatsoever these days.

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  6. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    How ironic! Obama wants to punish Risen for pissing off George Bush.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Sometimes it is the little stories that seem insignificant that can have a huge impact. This might be one.

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