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    Re: Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report [W:85]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Not sure how you figure there's an issue with equal protection given there are no less than 20 other reporters who've been targets of investigations?
    It's not just me - many, many journalists have made the same claim. With this law, there is clearly a danger of selective prosecution and concerns are well founded that the government could use it to punish its enemies.

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    Re: Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report [W:85]

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    It's not just me - many, many journalists have made the same claim. With this law, there is clearly a danger of selective prosecution and concerns are well founded that the government could use it to punish its enemies.
    According to the BLS, there were 58,500 reporters working full time in this country in 2010. Let's see. 20 divided by 58,500. Thats 3.14% to the -4th, which is a really small number.

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    Re: Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report [W:85]

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    According to the BLS, there were 58,500 reporters working full time in this country in 2010. Let's see. 20 divided by 58,500. Thats 3.14% to the -4th, which is a really small number.
    Well I should hope so!

    But the fact remains that there are 100's of reporters that the administration could go after, but they've only gone after the guy from Fox News. Why? Either they singled him out to send a message, or there is a lot more to this story than what we know right now. They didn't need to accuse of committing a crime in order to search his phone records.

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    Re: Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report [W:85]

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    According to the BLS, there were 58,500 reporters working full time in this country in 2010. Let's see. 20 divided by 58,500. Thats 3.14% to the -4th, which is a really small number.
    I think that America needs feisty Alexandra Petri from the Washington Post to be moved to a front page editor position! She's one that calls 'em as she sees 'em, and I don't believe she's easily intimidated. I'd like to see more by Woodward, and others like him, too! Attempting to intimidate and strangle the press, and others who differ with the administration, is so wrong!

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    Re: Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report [W:85]

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Well I should hope so!

    But the fact remains that there are 100's of reporters that the administration could go after, but they've only gone after the guy from Fox News. Why? Either they singled him out to send a message, or there is a lot more to this story than what we know right now. They didn't need to accuse of committing a crime in order to search his phone records.
    Oh, I agree. The NY Times has printed more leaked information than anybody else in the news business. It's the nature of the leak, the reporter, the company the reporter works for, and any others who have similar work in mind. My point in quoting the numbers is that this effort was highly, highly selective, and included a reporter, who is not responsible for the nature of the material provided, for no justifiable reason.

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    Re: Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report [W:85]

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Well I should hope so!But the fact remains that there are 100's of reporters that the administration could go after, but they've only gone after the guy from Fox News. Why? Either they singled him out to send a message, or there is a lot more to this story than what we know right now. They didn't need to accuse of committing a crime in order to search his phone records.
    Huh? How do you figure they've "only gone after the guy from Fox" when they went after 20 others from the AP?

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    Re: Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report [W:85]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Huh? How do you figure they've "only gone after the guy from Fox" when they went after 20 others from the AP?
    They accused 20 AP reporters of committing crimes? I don't think so.

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    Re: Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report [W:85]

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    They accused 20 AP reporters of committing crimes? I don't think so.
    They obtained warrants for those other 20 some odd journalists. Each warrant, requiring probable cause of committing a crime.

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    Re: Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report [W:85]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    They obtained warrants for those other 20 some odd journalists. Each warrant, requiring probable cause of committing a crime.
    On behalf of the analyst. Rosen was the only journalist accused of committing a crime.

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    Re: Obama administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen: Report [W:85]

    The chief judge of the District’s federal court issued an unusual order Wednesday, apologizing to the public and the media for not making certain court documents widely available online.

    The gesture of transparency by U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth comes at a time when the Obama administration is under scrutiny for an unprecedented number of leak investigations, including one showing that the Justice Department had secretly probed the news-gathering activities of Fox News reporter James Rosen.

    The investigation of Rosen was first reported Monday, after The Washington Post obtained court documents containing details of the case.

    A federal judge had ordered the documents unsealed in November 2011, but they were kept sealed for 18 months and not posted on the court’s online docket until last week, after The Post inquired about them.


    Lamberth blamed a series of administrative errors and said a review of the “performance of the personnel involved is underway.” He also said he was creating a new category on the court’s Web site where all search and arrest warrants will be made public unless they fall under a separate sealing order.
    Judge apologizes for lack of transparency in leak probe - The Washington Post

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