Past performance is no guarantee of future results:
“Increasingly, the Obama White House has become so brittle, and so controlling of the message, that people are afraid to respond to me,” said Kimberly Dozier, a former Associated Press reporter. She was one of the journalists whose phone records were obtained by the Department of Justice last spring during its investigation into a leak of classified information about a failed Al-Qaeda plot. The scope of that investigation, some critics said, was unprecedented overreach.
According to ProPublica, the Obama administration has filed eight cases under the Espionage Act, which criminalizes disclosing information harmful to national security. Before the Obama administration, only three known cases had ever been charged under the act.
—“Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State,” Time magazine, yesterday.
Until last month when it was spun-off as an independent entity (hopefully headed for a fate worse than Newsweek), Time magazine was part of the Time-Warner-CNN-HBO empire, which collectively portrayed Barack Obama on the cover of Time magazine as the second coming of FDR immediately after winning election in November of 2008, presented a cake on-air in February of 2010 to celebrate the the one year anniversary of the generational wealth theft that was administration’s “stimulus” program, invited children on-air as human shields to sing the joys of Obamacare, lied about the nature of the program, and allowed its anchors to share an on-air “fist bump” in Fearless Leader’s honor. Not to mention paved the way for the administration in mid-2008 by declaring their TV “news” network to be a “Wright-Free Zone”:
We’ll flash-forward to this week, and watch as the hits just keep on coming, right after the page break.