State Department Quashed Investigations into Sex Caper

By: Tuesday October 21, 2014 7:25 am

Long-time readers of my blog will remember the name Brett McGurk. Embarrassing emails he sent using a U.S. government computer system in Iraq surfaced in 2012, just as he was heading into confirmation hearings to become America’s ambassador to Baghdad. We now learn that the State Department’s efforts to investigate the incident were quashed, in [...]

Unnamed Officials Tell Wall Street Journal They May Keep More Data Because of NSA Lawsuits

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 8:47 am

Unnamed United States government officials have apparently told the Wall Street Journal that the National Security Agency might have to expand its “collection” of Americans’ phone records because people are suing the government to stop what they consider to be intrusive and unconstitutional surveillance. This idea being floated in a major national newspaper is the [...]

The Press’ Outrage Toward Obama Justice Department for Targeting Reporters in Leaks Investigations

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 11:27 am

The Justice Department’s seizure of the Associated Press’ phone records, along with criminalizing Fox News reporter James Rosen to pursue a leak investigation into a former State Department contractor, has led to media organizations making some of the most clear defenses of freedom of the press to date. It has inspired a healthy amount of [...]

Wall Street Journal Editors Zealously Bash Bradley Manning, Readers Call for ‘Firing Squad’ to Kill Him

By: Monday March 4, 2013 8:33 pm

The daily newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch, the Wall Street Journal, chose to take a hot-blooded authoritarian swipe at Pfc. Bradley Manning on Sunday. In an editorial, the newspaper notes he pled guilty and made a statement in military court. It proceeds to assert: Alienated by what he saw in Iraq, Private Manning told a military [...]

How the Government’s Prosecution of Aaron Swartz Pushed Him Toward Death

By: Monday January 14, 2013 10:43 am

Three major newspapers ran stories this morning on the suicide of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who the government was aggressively prosecuting for allegedly “hacking” into JSTOR to liberate some academic articles and make them more widely available to the world. Swartz was set to go on trial in April. The Wall Street Journal reported, “Just [...]

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