Yet Another Example of How Government Uses ‘Legal Process’ to Coerce Reporters to Reveal Sources

By: Friday October 10, 2014 3:21 pm

In 2011, a reporter for Fox News named Mike Levine was issued a grand jury subpoena as part of a Justice Department leak investigation. The subpoena demanded Levine reveal the names of “law enforcement” sources, who confirmed details for a story he wrote on Somali-Americans being indicted on terrorism charges in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Levine fought [...]

Media Coverage Explodes on Petraeus CUNY Honors College Protests

By: Friday September 13, 2013 3:35 pm

After The Dissenter ran a Sept. 10 interview with a member of the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY protesting former CIA Director David Petraeus’ adjunct professor gig at CUNY Macaulay Honors College, national coverage has exploded on protests occurring on his Sept. 9 first day of class. The Petraeus protest YouTube video posted [...]

When the Justice Department Pursues Reporters as Spies

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 10:28 am

It has become increasingly well-known that President Barack Obama considers whistleblowers or alleged leakers to be individuals who deserve no protections whatsoever. Recently, with the seizure of the Associated Press’ records and the affidavit showing the Justice Department cast Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “co-conspirator” in a leak investigation into State Department contractor [...]

Fox News Journalist Pursued by Obama Justice Department as ‘Co-Conspirator’ in Leak

By: Monday May 20, 2013 11:33 am

The extent of the administration of President Barack Obama’s attacks on the First Amendment has been confirmed to include having the Justice Department pursue a Fox News journalist as a “co-conspirator” in a leak investigation. The investigation involves Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department employee, who has been under investigation for possibly leaking classified information on [...]

MSNBC Doesn’t Cover Bradley Manning’s Statement or Guilty Pleas At All

By: Saturday March 2, 2013 12:02 pm

Pfc. Bradley Manning pled guilty to elements of ten of the twenty-two charges he faces on February 28. Manning also read a statement he typed up himself that explained his thoughts about the documents and video he disclosed and when and how he transmitted the information to WikiLeaks. A review of three major United States [...]

State Threats to International Election Observers Symptom of American Exceptionalism

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 10:52 am

Multiple states, including Arizona, Iowa and Ohio, plan to make certain international election observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) go nowhere near state polling places on Election Day. At least three states, Arizona, Iowa and Texas, have warned observers they could be criminalized for being within one hundred feet of [...]

The Media on Obama’s ‘Kill List’

By: Friday June 1, 2012 12:32 pm

(update below) When considering the fact that the New York Times story from Jo Becker and Scott Shane was a major story containing multiple revelations on how President Barack Obama and his administration decide which “terror suspects” to target and kill, there really was not much media coverage of at all. Numerous commentaries and analyses have [...]

Decoding the White House Strategy for Preventing Violent Extremism

By: Thursday August 4, 2011 12:53 pm

The White House has released its strategy for “countering violent extremism in the United States.” The strategy seeks to encourage the development and use of community approaches to addressing “all types of extremism that lead to violence, regardless of who inspires it.” It immediately makes clear that Muslim Americans have “categorically condemned terrorism” and have [...]

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