Those of us who operate below the mainstream radar, aka within the “alternative media”, have their champions and detractors. And this is what it means to live in a free society. There is an implied contract; one is free to disagree, but without the threat of political axes hanging over ones head. In other words, there should be zero tolerance for “cease and desist” – or else. On the other hand, if one lives within the confines of third world basket cases, chiefly under the boot of red/green regimes, well, watch your back. Good luck with that.
But it is not as if truckloads of evidence haven’t been visible to the leftward media, regarding the chilling effect brought to bear by Obama Inc’s minions (of which the media is paradoxically part of), demonstrably ordered by a POTUS gone wild. Of course, they are as pure as the driven snow, or so they opine.
As a matter of fact, this blog has repeatedly hammered the same theme, almost like a broken record. Others too. So for posterity use the following as a pivotal point of concern, even though reams of indictments have been amassed within said confines: yes, many Americans should have paid heed, instead of installing (with the assistance of Demster voter fraud) the most anti-American POTUS, bar none, for a second term into the People’s House as a human wrecking ball – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/20/americans-hope-to-change-the-occupant-of-the-white-house-an-anti-american-potus-runs-an-un-american-campaign-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ . ….and this blog mourned his re-election – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/07/the-day-liberty-died-the-west-truly-hangs-in-the-balance-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. Nevertheless, crying over past mistakes is a fool’s errand. Time to rectify national interests.
Most tellingly, even media mouthpieces have their “tolerance” levels, and it appears that the hotter than hot Benghazigate scandal; the IRS’s hatchet jobs (which is not a new phenomenon, but is exponentially worse under the Radical-in-Chief…and his Columbia U nemesis “rooted” out the truth over 2 yrs ago – http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/obama-classmate-see-i-told-ya-so-about-irs/); plus prying en mass into journalists’ records is a tyranny too far, or so it seems. The most left leaning of their mouthpieces are on a tear, including MSNBC – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejq35pxItuo. And all major outlets are pouring gasoline on the Benghazigate fire – http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/05/15/ABC-CNN-Call-For-White-House-To-Release-Libya-Emails. Don’t fall off your seats from their sudden “interest” in real journalistic integrity!
‘IRS officials in Washington were involved in targeting of conservative groups’
By Juliet Eilperin and Zachary A. Goldfarb, Published: May 13
Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington and at least two other offices were involved with investigating conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, making clear that the effort reached well beyond the branch in Cincinnati that was initially blamed, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.
IRS officials at the agency’s Washington headquarters sent queries to conservative groups asking about their donors and other aspects of their operations, while officials in the El Monte and Laguna Niguel offices in California sent similar questionnaires to tea-party-affiliated groups, the documents show.
IRS employees in Cincinnati told conservatives seeking the status of “social welfare” groups that a task force in Washington was overseeing their applications, according to interviews with the activists.
Lois G. Lerner, who oversees tax-exempt groups for the IRS, told reporters Friday that the “absolutely inappropriate” actions were undertaken by “front-line people” working in Cincinnati to target groups with “tea party,” “patriot” or “9/12” in their names.
In one instance, however, Ron Bell, an IRS employee, informed a lawyer representing a conservative group focused on voter fraud that the application was under review in Washington. On several other occasions, IRS officials in Washington and California sent conservative groups detailed questionnaires about their voter outreach and other activities, according to the documents.
“For the IRS to say it was some low-level group in Cincinnati is simply false,” said Cleta Mitchell, a partner in the law firm Foley & Lardner who sought to communicate with IRS headquarters about the delay in granting tax-exempt status to True the Vote.
Moreover, details of the IRS’s efforts to target conservative groups reached the highest levels of the agency in May 2012, far earlier than has been disclosed, according to Republican congressional aides briefed by the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) on the details of their reviews…….
Even the Huffster is getting in on the act, yet still trying to explain away the meaning of “is” – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/ap-phone-records-carl-bernstein-nixonian_n_3271542.html?utm_hp_ref=media&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D312774. Tightening the noose…and the day keeps getting sweeter…”Just days after news broke that the IRS targeted conservative nonprofits, Speaker John Boehner’s House committees will morph into mock courtrooms where the White House will be the defendant in what amounts to a number of high-stakes political trials.” – http://beforeitsnews.com/global-unrest/2013/05/obama-becomes-nixon-as-benghazigate-evidence-becomes-overwhelming-2455008.html?utm_medium=verticalresponse&utm_content=beforeit39snews-verticalresponse&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fb4in.info%2Fg4jV&utm_campaign=&utm_source=direct-b4in.info. Realize its import… when weepy-eyed Boehner grows a pair, then you know that there is little heavy lifting left to be done. He is not a manly man, that’s for sure.
Let us not bypass the countless criminal elements within AG Holder’s halls of injustice, and this blog’s indictments have been crystal clear and minced no words- http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/31/a-radical-racialist-islamist-apologist-doj-imposes-a-mega-mosque-on-a-u-s-community-addendum-to-radical-in-chief-tasks-illegally-bent-ag-holder-to-criminalize-islamic-speech-commentary-by-adin/. Rife within can be found blatant crimes, and “lesser” mortals would have landed in jail for several lifetimes. Yup. But Holder & gang charge forward…oblivious to the “rule of law”…the “laws of the land”! The Criminal-in-Chief has their backs.
‘GOV’T OBTAINS WIDE AP PHONE RECORDS IN PROBE’
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for the AP 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 the 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.
The government would not say why it sought the records. Officials have previously said in public testimony that the U.S. attorney in Washington is conducting a criminal investigation into who may have provided information contained in a May 7, 2012, AP story about a foiled terror plot. The story disclosed details of a CIA operation in Yemen that stopped an al-Qaida plot in the spring of 2012 to detonate a bomb on an airplane bound for the United States….read the whole thing, but don’t be sidetracked by the nonsense spewed by Obama Inc., that they were only going after leakers of national secrets. That’s a hoot, considering the fact that it is their internal surrogates who continually leak sensitive operations for political expediency, even while American lives are in danger. Yet their media whores are more than willing to do their bidding, but only if they aren’t the targets. The utter gall…but they are hardly the only targets in the Liar-in-Chief and his bent-AG’s (tapping) sights – http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/breaking-holder-justice-department-also-tapped-house-of-representatives-cloak-room/
Even more so, imagine their outrage – even foaming at the mouth – now that they finally ! realize they have been played like fiddles, as Obama’s goons, via AG Holder’s Dept of (in)Justice, peered into their underbelly.Kismet. Nevertheless, this blog eschews any tears shed on their behalf. Don’t even think about it. NEVER forget their treachery, and the part they played in bringing the Radical/Islamist-in-Chief to power. Sorry won’t cut it, apologies not accepted – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2013/05/13/the-insiders-the-obama-irs-nightmare-is-just-getting-started/
And hell has indeed frozen over, as Chris Matthews, yes, the leg tingler, lashes out – http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/05/chris-matthews-sours-on-obama-164095.html.
And to Obama Inc: hell hath no fury like patriots scorned!