Saturday, December 31, 2016

Obamas Assault On The First Amendment...All While You Said Nothing.

Nobody targeted the media and whistle blowers more than Obama.  

If you were going to tell the American people the truth than Obama was coming for you.  

Obama made fun of Bush for doing this and than took the practice to new heights.  Obama put the first amendment under assault all while you sat there and said nothing.  

I am sure you will be much more vocal when Trump does this though.

Over the past eight years, the administration has prosecuted nine cases involving whistle-blowers and leakers, compared with only three by all previous administrations combined.

It has repeatedly used the Espionage Act, a relic of World War I-era red-baiting, not to prosecute spies but to go after government officials who talked to journalists.

Under Mr. Obama, the Justice Department and the F.B.I. have spied on reporters by monitoring their phone records, labeled one journalist an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal case for simply doing reporting and issued subpoenas to other reporters to try to force them to reveal their sources and testify in criminal cases.

the war on leaks and other efforts to control information was “the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration

When Mr. Obama was elected in 2008, press freedom groups had high expectations for the former constitutional law professor, particularly after the press had suffered through eight years of bitter confrontation with the Bush administration. But today, many of those same groups say Mr. Obama’s record of going after both journalists and their sources has set a dangerous precedent.

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