The Obama Justice Department secretly tapped telephone records of Associated Press reporters for two months. The AP reported:
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.
The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also included incoming calls or the duration of calls.
In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.
In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded the return of the phone records and destruction of all copies.
“There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know,” Pruitt said.
And yet the left still loves him despite violating the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th, and more amendments of our constitution MULTIPLE TIMES
Let’s play a game called “How many fucking scandals can we uncover this weekend that conservatives were called conspiracy nuts for talking about 2 or 3 years earlier?”
Monday night on MSNBC, at least one primetime program lead with the unfolding and growing scandal of the IRS intimidation of patriot groups applying for non-profit status. However, there was something curious about the coverage: It focused on blaming President Bush and the Supreme Court for everything that was…
Wait they are blaming this scandal on a president 5 years gone, and a seperate branch of the Government who has absolutely nothing to do with the IRS… Seriously? MSNBC GO HOME YOU’RE TOO DRUNK!
It's not the same argument, the question the anon posted to you was whether the homophobia within the Republican party is an embarrassment. The obvious answer is yes, just as the obvious answer that Democratic racism is an embarrassment. Your counter-argument amounts to a desperate attempt at avoiding the issue though, there's being a good little partisan then there's being a useful idiot. Guess which you are.
I’m neither dear.
If the racism was such an obvious embarrassment, why do people like Carter and Johnson get the nomination for president from your party. Why is Biden the VP and why did Byrd get elected for over 50 years?
This isn’t about what the original anon sent me though, this is about your question to me, which involved whether or not Republicans are homophobic because they “trot out” the comparison of bestiality to homosexuality. Which
A.) You couldn’t prove anyway, you’re only “evidence” was not what you thought it was.
B.) Is the exact same as me asking you to prove the Democratic party isn’t racist, based on the the quotes I gave you.
Yet you continue to poison the well and trot out red herrings, you might know what logical fallacies are but you don't seem averse to using them when they benefit you. Very dishonest. I can't provide full, in-context quotations because asks are limited to a few hundred characters. I'm also referring to two separate incidents involving Gohmert, one in 2009 and one in February of 2013. I said as much in my last post. I could also explain how arguing the slippery slope is the same as a comparison.
So you don’t want to prove that your entire party isn’t racist then?
Because I’m giving you the same argument you are giving me. Lots of people in your party have said shockingly racist things, yet continued to get elected time and time again. No one called them on what they said either.
And the people I’m mentioning are FAR bigger players in your party. Carter, Johnson, Biden. Presidents or Vice Presidents, all of them. Byrd was a senator for 50+ years.
On your side you have Carson, not an elected official, Gohmert, whose only been in office since 2005 and it only a representative, and Sue Everhart, chairman of one state’s Republican party.
I think we both know which one of us represented “major players” in their example and which one of us gave examples that actually represent the party as a whole.