Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Is The White House Targeting The Press?

Report: Justice Department Targeted TWO Fox News Channel Reporters And A Producer For Talking With Government Sources -- Daily Mail

* Inspector General report found agents read emails, tracked phone records
* Reporters James Rosen and William La Jeunesse, producer Mike Levine were the subject of subpoenas but never notified by the government
* Fox News says U.S. journalism 'up until now has always been a free press'
* An FBI agent swore out an affidavit claiming that Rosen had broken the law, 'at the very least, either as an aider, abetter and/or co-conspirator'
* New allegations add fuel to the fire started with a DOJ investigation into the Associated Press

The Fox News Channel is outraged over new revelations that three of its reporting staffers were targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice in criminal investigations related to their attempts to obtain information from government sources.

James Rosen, the network's chief Washington correspondent, has become a First Amendment cause celebre over his treatment by the Obama administration. But the DOJ, Fox says, also investigated the Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter William La Jeunesse and Fox News producer Mike Levine.

Rosen, according to affidavits filed by FBI agents, was considered a possible criminal co-conspirator.

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More News On The White House Targeting FOX News

Justice Department affidavit labels Fox News journalist as possible ‘co-conspirator’ -- FOX News
Justice Department’s scrutiny of Fox News reporter James Rosen in leak case draws fire -- Washington Post
Obama administration targets Fox News reporter in 'chilling' echo of AP probe -- Christian Science Monitor
An Inside Look at How DOJ Goes After Reporters, Not Just Leakers -- Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
Beyond Rosen and the AP: Who Else Has the DoJ Put Under Surveillance? -- Garance Franke-Ruta, The Atlantic

My Comment: Last week it was the AP. Today .... it is FOX News. Tomorrow .... stay tune.

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