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All of Obama’s Scandals Are Ultimately About Information Control

Posted By admin On May 22, 2013 @ 10:48 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

Jim Geraghty
National Review Online [1]
May 22, 2013

There’s really no reason for the press to suggest that the recent slew of scandals involving the Obama administration — Benghazi, the AP phone-record seizure, the snooping in James Rosen’s e-mail, the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, and so on — are a confusing jumble. There is a very clear thread running through all of the administration’s actions:

All of these actions involve an effort to control information.

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[1] National Review Online: http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/348942/all-obamas-scandals-are-ultimately-about-information-control-jim-geraghty

[2] he was told not to speak to a member of Congress about Benghazi without a State Department lawyer present: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__-30BFfwcE

[3] “effectively demoted” afterwards: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fielcGbaBY4

[4] the editing of the “talking points” revolves around the steady deletion of factual information: http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/348463/four-key-details-released-benghazi-e-mails-jim-geraghty

[5] Department of Justice secretly reviewed the phone records of at least 20 phone lines of Associated Press reporters: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ap-raps-feds-secret-grab-phone-records-article-1.1343107

[6] No reporter has ever been prosecuted as a co-conspirator under the Espionage Act: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2013/05/james_rosen_named_a_co_conspirator_why_is_barack_obama_s_justice_department.single.html

[7] punishment for whistleblowers, the Department of Justice Inspector General determined: http://hotair.com/archives/2013/05/20/doj-ig-report-rips-former-u-s-attorney-for-leak-designed-to-smear-fast-and-furious-whistleblower-update-two-more-fox-news-reporters-were-monitored-by-doj/

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