Obama targets journalists

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Lisa Simeone, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Obama targets journalists
    by Jesselyn Radack
     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

     
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  3. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I think this all flows back to Wikileaks. The government is not at all happy about Wikileaks and wants to prevent future episodes.
     
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  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Naomi Wolf issued a warning about the Espionage Act a few years ago. I remember posting her article at the Cogblog, where, of course, it elicited the usual howls. If I had posted it while Bush were still in office, they would've fallen all over themselves praising it.

    This was a line from it:
    And here's the article itself:
    Espionage Act: How the Government Can Engage in Serious Aggression Against the People of the United States
     
  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Okay, wikileaks was the catalyst. :)
     
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Oh, indeed. I wasn't disputing that. Our comments crossed in the ether.
     

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