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Obama biting the hand that feeds him

Since the Obama administration

has confessed

to spying on

journalists at the Associated

Press and Fox News,

have you noticed there

are more stories about

the Obama scandals in

the news?

One of the most egregious

is Eric Holder spying

on the parents of Fox

News reporter James

Rosen. Why? Not because

they have the audacity of

raising a boy to be a man

who would legally do his

job as a journalist. Problem

is, he does it in such

a way as to reveal actions

of the administration that

the President doesnt

want publicized. So, dont

you dare raise a child to

be a journalist or theyll

come for you, too.

To hell with the First

Amendment if the purifying

light of truth shakes

the beliefs of Obamas

faithful.

While the New York

Times and CNN continue

to portray the IRS investigation

as a political witch

hunt by rapaciously partisan

Republicans, much

of the mainstream media

are beginning to cover the

scandal as what it is: political

abuse of innocent

American citizens.

Many stories from the

mainstream media are

actually exploring the

question of whether Eric

Holder lied during his

first testimony to Congress

as opposed to

merely regurgitating the

party line that Republicans,

looking toward

2016, are making political

cheese by milking the

issue.

Still, the White House

has its defenders in the

media.

Ezra Klein, liberal commentator

on MSNBC and

the Washington Post, dutifully

fulfilled his obligation

as a devout Obama

supporter on May 16th by

writing with certainty that

the IRS scandal is a

mess that doesnt implicate

the White House, or

even senior IRS leadership.

A few days later, news

sites around the c ountry

published the White

House confession that

everyone at the White

House knew about the

IRS scandal except the

President.

If Klein was assured by

his White House contacts

that no one there knew,

they owe him more than

an apology for using him

so badly. He now concedes

the targeting was

wrong.

How do you think CBS

reporter Sharyl Attkisson

feels? An investigative reporter

who was verbally

abused by an employee at

the Department of Justice,

Sharyl reports on the

White House and federal

government. She recently

revealed that there has

been an intrusion into her

computer system, that

her computers have been

tampered with, but she

cant say who or what entity

has done the suspected

hacking until her

lawyer and employer say

she can.

Hacking someones

computers at work would

be bad enough. These are

computers in her home.

The New Yorkers Ryan

Lizza reports, The

Obama Administration

fought to keep a search

warrant for James

Rosens private e-mail account

secret, arguing to a

federal judge that the government

might need to

monitor the account for a

lengthy period of time.

Without ever filing a

charge, the Obama administration

is saying

they should spy on reporters

forever and ever

just in case they gather

information they decide is

so top secret that they

should prosecute the reporter.

What sort of information

might the Obama Administration

deem worth

prosecuting?

The Pentagon Papers?

Wait. That case has already

been adjudicated

and the government was

wrong.

The more American

journalists realize that

they are in a fight for

their lives that Mr. Obama

started, the more likely

you are to read about

more and more of these

scandals. The real outrage

would be for the

media to roll over and let

the administration be the

alpha dog, lording over

journalists the governments

control of their

content through intimidation

and harassment

backed up with its power

to destroy their careers

and personal lives with

whatever information

they can snag from their

computers and phone

records.

Journalists need to remind

Obama of Greeners

Law: Never pick a fight

with someone who buys

ink by the barrel.

More importantly, since

journalists are using

more than old media

these days, the President

would be wise to learn a

far more pertinent new

media rule:

Never pick a fight with

someone with thousands

of page viewers.

Rick Jensen is

Delawares is a conservative

talk show host in

Delaware. Contact him at

rick@wdel.com

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