The official report from the Committee to Protect Journalists, authored by former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. paints a picture of a ‘paranoid’ president who was way harsher on staff and reporters than President Trump.
In fact, in the report a New York Times reporter had this to say about the Obama administration’s treatment of the press:
“This is the most closed, control freak administration I’ve ever covered.”
How ironic that it was Obama who targeted staffers and the media:
The author of the report stated: “The administration’s war on leaks and other efforts to control information are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration, when I was one of the editors involved in the Washington Post’s investigation of Watergate. The 30 experienced Washington journalists at a variety of news organizations whom I interviewed for this report could not remember any precedent.”
“The Insider Threat Program” was the Obama program to stop leaks:
“The Insider Threat Program being implemented throughout the Obama administration to stop leaks…first detailed by the McClatchy newspapers’ Washington bureau in late June—has already ‘created internal surveillance, heightened a degree of paranoia in government and made people conscious of contacts with the public, advocates, and the press,’ said a prominent transparency advocate, Steven Aftergood, director of the Government Secrecy Project at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington.”
You might recall that the media was targeted by President Obama:
Fox news reporter James Rosen and Sharyl Attkisson were spied on!
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON JAMES ROSEN:
As we listen 24/7 to the fake news and fake outrage about Russia spying and stealing our election, the news clip below gets to the REAL scandal that no one is reporting on:
JAMES ROSEN: Pelosi confessed ignorance of this week’s disclosure that the National Security Agency for at least five years under the Obama administration systematically violated Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights…
Civil liberties groups said the disclosures should factor into lawmakers’ decision at year’s end about whether to reauthorize the NSA collection program that witnessed the abuses…
The sheer scale of the 4th Amendment violations is staggering, as was the sternness of the rebuke of the Obama administration by the FISA court, which ordinarily approves 99.9% of the government’s request.
As of a few minutes ago, this story had not been covered by the Washington Post, the New York Times or any of the three broadcast networks.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON SHARYL ATTKISSON:
SHARYL ATTKISSON WAS ALSO SPIED ON…She’s now suing the government:
My news testimony about the government's intrusions into my computers https://t.co/t4t0DkPtyy
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) July 26, 2018
Sharyl Attkisson tweeted out an intel firm’s email from 2012 that says everything we need to know about former CIA Director John Brennan: Looking back, this leaked internal email from an intel firm says a lot, doesn’t it?
YES IT DOES!
“Brennan is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning information from inside the beltway sources.”
“Note – – There is specifictasker from the WH to go after anyone printing materials negative to the Obama agenda (oh my). Even the FBI is shocked. The Wonder Boys must be in meltdown mode…”
The email is from Wikileaks and is an email from Stratfor Firm’s Fred Burton:
On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered “global intelligence” company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.
John Brennan is a dirty cop who took orders from Obama…
Looking back, this leaked internal email from government intel firm says a lot, doesn't it? pic.twitter.com/Q2MYNlJQRz
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) July 27, 2018