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WH Press Corps Shows Rare Anger over Rosen Case
« on: May 20, 2013, 03:28:23 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/05/20/WH-Press-Corps-Shows-Rare-Anger-over-Rosen-Case

 by Joel B. Pollak 20 May 2013, 11:55 AM PDT

The White House press corps posed several angry questions to Obama administration spokesperson Jay Carney about the James Rosen case in his daily briefing Monday. The Washington Post revealed Sunday that Rosen, who works for the Fox News Channel, had been the target of unusual surveillance by the Department of Justice, which treated his reports on North Korea as potential crimes against national security.

Showing unusual fight, reporters such as Jonathan Karl of ABC News and Major Garrett of CBS News were visibly angry as they challenged Carney's evasive responses. Carney refused to condemn or comment on the way in which the Department of Justice had treated Rosen, other than to emphasize President Barack Obama's general support for the First Amendment and to stress that the case was an ongoing criminal investigation.

A stunned Garrett asked Carney whether he considered the ordinary activity of journalism--which relies on administration sources--to be a crime. Carney ducked, emphasizing the importance of preventing national security leaks. Carney also provoked frustration among reporters after revealing that senior White House staffers knew about a probe into the IRS scandal. Last week, he only said the White House counsel had known.

Journalists were surprised at Carney's insistence that senior staff had known several weeks prior to the release of the Inspector General's report, but that they had not told President Obama--and that withholding such information was entirely "appropriate." When Carney insisted that the president had shown "outrage," he was reminded that the president's outrage only came after the IRS scandal was made public--not when it was known internally.

Update: Another journalist challenged Carney to explain what he would have done had he, as a former journalist, faced the sort of crackdown at Time for reporting on the Valeria Plame scandal that Rosen faced at Fox News for writing about North Korea. Carney declined to answer the question, calling it a "hypothetical," and referred further questions to the Department of Justice due to the ongoing criminal investigation into Rosen.

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Re: WH Press Corps Shows Rare Anger over Rosen Case
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 04:07:10 PM »
This is going to get bigger.

Every journalist knows his sources are going to dry up in government for fear of criminal charges.
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Re: WH Press Corps Shows Rare Anger over Rosen Case
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 04:16:48 PM »
This is going to get bigger.

Every journalist knows his sources are going to dry up in government for fear of criminal charges.

Really? I don't think there are many journalists employed outside of Fox News. The source for the rest of them, ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBCNYTWPLAT, etc. is the White House.

The palace guard media got themselves in a tizzy again today. By Friday they'll be asking about Obama's take on the NBA playoffs.

As an aside. James ROSEN? Seems to be an ethnic name that would draw the attention of a muslim led government, such as our own.

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Re: WH Press Corps Shows Rare Anger over Rosen Case
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 04:16:55 PM »
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Another journalist challenged Carney to explain what he would have done had he, as a former journalist, faced the sort of crackdown at Time for reporting on the Valeria Plame scandal that Rosen faced at Fox News for writing about North Korea. Carney declined to answer the question, calling it a "hypothetical," and referred further questions to the Department of Justice due to the ongoing criminal investigation into Rosen.
Keep asking questions like this. Jay's likely to stick his head in the oven, assuming he's capable of feeling guilt.

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Re: WH Press Corps Shows Rare Anger over Rosen Case
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 04:21:07 PM »
Keep asking questions like this. Jay's likely to stick his head in the oven, assuming he's capable of feeling guilt.

The Obama administration is filled with soul-less, remorseless communists.

The ends justify the means, no regrets.

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Re: WH Press Corps Shows Rare Anger over Rosen Case
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 05:39:23 PM »
Jonathan Karl works for ABC, Major Garrett for CBS.  Major Garrett and Rosen are actually good friends and interestingly enough last week Rosen was defending Carney on Bill O'Reilly saying they used to travel together when Carney was a reporter.... bet he isn't defending Carney now.

Every one of these investigative reporters depend on "sources" to be called a criminal for doing their jobs is chilling to the first amendment (chilling is a SCOTUS term) and they are all awake now to the fact they are ALL in danger to this administration.... Rosen is a very likeable guy....... as is William LaJunesses who did a excellent job investigating Fast and Furious and was one of the tree from Fox we KNOW ABOUT labeled a criminal to get the order from a judge to view their personal records.

Nope .... THIS is not going away.

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Re: WH Press Corps Shows Rare Anger over Rosen Case
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013, 05:42:54 PM »
Nope .... THIS is not going away.

The media has voluntarily ceded it's first amendment rights.

They'll barely miss what they don't use.

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Re: WH Press Corps Shows Rare Anger over Rosen Case
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 05:46:43 PM »

Nope .... THIS is not going away.

Correct. 
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