20 votes

MSM Awakening? NYT Concerned DOJ Spying On Them, Too, Over Its Story About Stuxnet Virus

DOJ Tactics Against AP Raise Concerns For The New York Times

Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | May 15, 2013

If this is what it takes for the media to finally wake the hell up, well, then good. Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.

And they're ALL itchy now. To wit:

When Attorney General Eric Holder took reporters' questions Tuesday afternoon, several asked about the Justice Department’s sweeping seizure of Associated Press phone records, a move condemned by prominent journalists, media outlets and civil liberties advocates.

New York Times reporter Charlie Savage had a different question for Holder, who had just announced he'd recused himself from the AP leak investigation. "Are you also recused from the Stuxnet investigation out of Maryland?" Savage asked. Holder declined to comment, as the Times noted in Tuesday's story. The DOJ also didn't comment on that other leak investigation to the Times for a Monday story on the AP seizure. Times reporters had asked "whether a similar step was taken" in the secretly obtaining journalists records in the Maryland investigation.

The Times has reason to be concerned about whether investigators are using similar tactics. The Maryland case is believed to be focused on Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger’s reporting on how the U.S. and Israel helped derail Iran’s nuclear program through cyberattacks. Sanger’s June scoop, along with the Times’ front-page article on Obama’s terrorist “kill list,” spurred Congressional calls to investigate the leaks of classified information.

Journalists have long feared a chilling effect resulting from the Obama administration's unprecedented number of prosecutions in leak cases. The seizure of two months worth of AP journalists phone records has only heightened concerns as the Maryland case continues...

Read the rest

Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Well, howdy do. The MSM is

Well, howdy do. The MSM is waking up to reality. In a corporatist government the news media is the propaganda arm of the government and do as they are told.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely

The MSM can't awake from a self-induced freeze.

Whatever thaw occurs is simply a pawn being shuffled along on their board game.

My, my, this all sounds mighty conspiratorial.

Shall I fashion more tin foil hats for our new friends at the AP and NY Times?

Well said.

Well said.

But those who own these Media companies are all in on it

All the media in the US is controlled by 6 parent corporations. That means 6 individuals control what we are all told.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

but there may be a mutiny

from the underlings if they stop seeing their bread being buttered. I guess it's hard to be tyrannical without pissing people off.

Well it's all fractal and relative

If people don't really stand up to what's going on in government, they won't stand up to what's going on in their workplace. Not in small numbers anyway. There is a great opportunity for a unified action against their respective corporations but people need their paycheques more than they need to speak out. For now at least. If AP issue isn't the catalyst, something else will be. More revelations are evident day by day. We are approaching the tipping point of awareness. Only time will tell.

Have a great day fellow Canuck! :)

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I think the point is...

...that the 'sheeple' blindly follow whatever the MSM tells them, so maybe America still has a chance if more citizens get their eyes opened to the rotten goings-on in DC. Better late than never. I have a feeling that the 4th of July is gonna' be a humdinger.

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"- Homer Simpson

Oh, they're just now waking up

Oh, they're just now waking up to the fact that they're not included in the circle of privileged owners of our country and will be thrown under the bus with the rest of us? How quaint.