Greenwald blasts Obama admin thug tactics against FNC’s Rosen; Slams Obama cheering progs

So, that happened.

As Twitchy reported, The Washington Post is reporting that the Obama Department of Justice spied on Fox News’ James Rosen and accused him of criminal acts.

For doing his job.

Glenn Greenwald weighed in. Is he seeing the light? He was outraged.

Greenwald took to Twitter to slam the Obama cheerleading progressives who will surely try to excuse the Obama administration.



Greenwald then continued to further blast the thuggery of the Obama administration


Are you just noticing that, sir? Join the club: We’ve been disgusted for years.


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  • I M Free

    are we now under a dictatorship? anyone goes against POTUS is being spied and investigated.

  • J. Cox

    Just wow,I am speechless at these peoples stupidity and ability to give O and the DOJ a pass because…FAUX news 11!!!11eleventy11!!.

    This is how tyranny gains root…and we have people watering that weed.

    • Elaine

      2+2=5 2+2=5 2+2=5 GET IT?

      • Todd Hill

        There… are… FOUR… lights!

        • RightFinShark


          • Zanshi

            And the Borg.

  • Stone Bryson

    When THIS happens, you already have tyranny. Period.

  • Hank Scorpio

    If we can go back to having a free and independent press, like we had when Bush was President, it would be a wonderful thing.

    • LinTaylor

      Scorpio, you’re totally mad!

      (Actually, I agree 100%; I just had to say that. :) )

  • RightFinShark

    Wake me up when the DOJ starts goose stepping.

    • Garth Haycock

      By then it will be too late. We need to wake up yesterday.

  • Marcy Cook

    Kudos for Glen Greenwald for pushing back at the “zombies”

    • Elaine

      He’ll be next on the enemies list to be targeted. They better ban together and stop this now, before no one will DARE criticize the Dictator!

      • Holly Martin

        I think he’s in England, so he’s safe…?


    Journalists must be aggressive now, this is the tyranical government you were warned about

    • Billie Slash

      Warned? They are collaborators!!

    • Billie Slash

      Warned? They are collaborators!!

  • ObamaFail

    Liberals only want rights for people who worship Obama. They want to call Fox News right-wing extremists. But they have members from both sides of the aisle on. MSNBC is radical left-wing propaganda.

    • TomJB

      Yet when challenged, they can never cite any example of bias outside Hannity or O’Reilly, commentators who are *supposed* to have an opinion on their shows. Yet to see an actual FNC NEWS story that has bias pointed out.

    • SenatorSting

      The funny thing is the would-be overlords are laughing all the way. The media plays the role of useful idiot to the t.

  • ratizbad

    The thuggery and lies with criminal activity seems to be the MO of the most corrupt administration we have ever seen.Time for a change of leadership (Not like Hussein knows what that is) Impeach these thugs and crooks. ASAP!

  • TocksNedlog

    When you’ve lost The Gleens . . .

  • nc

    I wish I could say I understand this, but I really don’t. Yes, I get that a lefty journalist is defending James Rosen – that is, seeing him as a legitimate reporter when many of his peers clearly do not. But I’m confused about this concept of “reporting classified info is not a crime.” I watched the video clip, but I still don’t get it.

    • KansasGirl

      It’s only a crime when it is a government employee that is leaking the classified info.
      The leftists media considers it a crime when their chosen leader is In power.
      Hypocritical, isn’t it?
      These stenographers lost their shame long ago. *sigh*

    • Michael Anderson

      When an employee enters service in which they will handle secret material they sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) which stipulates penalties for violating that contract. Since a reporter has not signed the NDA there are no penalties for the reporter disclosing information. The leaker can still face penalties.

    • alanstorm

      He’s correct; reporting classified info is not a crime. The crime is committed by the person revealing the information TO the reporter.

      However, that in no way says that reporting classified information is a good idea. That is a separate question – and usually one the press gets wrong.

      • nc

        Thank you alanstorm (and Michael Anderson below). That cleared things up a lot. Makes sense since libbies often confuse what they CAN do with what they SHOULD do.

    • TheRealJackpineSavage

      If it was a crime, by now, the entire editorial staff of the NYT all the way down to the guy who writes obits would be in jail. The times made a cottage industry of revealing our secrets during the Bush admin.

  • TocksNedlog

    Ahem … This was a long time ago; so, what difference — at this point — does it make? Anyway, the guy that did it was a Bush appointee, we think, and . . . uh, um, uh, this wouldn’t have happened if not for SEQUESTRATION!
    Besides, the president JUST NOW learned of it for the very first time.

    The news was written on his fortune cookie message, on the other side of which were some lottery numbers and the pronunciation of the Chinese word 克雷文

    • independentjones

      克雷文 = Kè léi wén = Craven = cowardly, contemptibly timid, lacking in courage, pusillanimous, gutless.

      You, sir, have won the internetz … bilingually!

  • TocksNedlog

    Jay Carney is off somewhere, getting drunk as a skunk.

    • Kandylynn

      I think if I were him I would do exactly that.

  • Republicanvet

    Just curious. Are all these stories on investigating “leaks” coming out as a warning to other witnesses to Benghazi?

    Or “rogue” employees of the IRS?

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Benghazi witnesses, of course…the Admin sees *nothing* wrong with the IRS going after Tea Party groups.

    • vetgal1970

      I’m thinking YES. The administration has nothing to gain from this, it makes them look as bad as we have been saying they are. The only explanation can be that this is being publicized to intimidate people from talking to reporters. I wouldn’t be surprised to find they have been investigating our representatives in the same fashion…..

  • Republicanvet

    So some Tweets are missing here at the bottom, and comments are broken in the other thread. Someone needs to kick a server somewhere.

  • tjp77

    Impeachment time? Impeachment time.

  • digitalPimple

    Well, how is Obama going to do his job with all those pesky snoopy reporters around?

    • Kandylynn

      Yes what would he do at all the golf games and parties at the White House with celebrities and going on shows and the Pimp with a Limp.

  • irishgirl91

    Even if you believe Fox and the Tea party had it coming. Does it disturb not one prog that the President of the US is using his office to break political opponents? Didn’t they all jump to the NYT’s defense during the Bush years when they reported on Iraq info? BTW, if we are to believe that Obama is criminally uninformed, how are we now to believe he was just interested in closing leaks that threatened national security?

    • Sons Thunder

      I’m a pretty left-learning guy but that doesn’t mean I approve of intimidation and lawlessness. It bothers me that so many of our citizens are willing to ignore criminality if the crime is committed by a member of ‘their team.’

      • Mark81150

        then for once I agree with you,.. integrity first, country first.. party a distant echo when principles like the Bill of Rights are concerned.

    • Sons Thunder

      I’m a pretty left-learning guy but that doesn’t mean I approve of intimidation and lawlessness. It bothers me that so many of our citizens are willing to ignore criminality if the crime is committed by a member of ‘their team.’

  • keyboard jockey

    Can’t wait for the republicans to be back in power then we can hear from all these same folks when they are targeted by the government how it’s all illegal again/

    Is there some new academic standard that to graduate with a degree in journalism that you have to be ignorant of journalism? I am not surprised he had to link to the Guardian. I am getting most of my news from the UK outlets. The American media isn’t really reporting news as much as it’s making up news.

    • Mark81150

      Everything through a DNC filter, doesn’t fit their preconceived narrative?

      Then it doesn’t exist.

  • SophieRo3

    At this point…

    Journos: If you HAVEN’T been investigated by the Obama administration, you are probably in the tank…or, at least, they think that you are.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    So it begins..The “War on the Right” (LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY!) by KING FINK OBAMA, Et.Cronii. And when Rome (Read:WASHED-UP-TOWN) starts burning, I’ll have plenty of water, and enough hose to fight the flames locally…. #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • finfife

    Twitchy writes:
    > Are you just noticing that, sir? Join the club: We’ve been disgusted for years.

    You’re way off with the sarcasm. Glenn has been banging this drum for a long time, and not just during the Bush administration. Here he is 3 years ago — barely a year into the first Obama term, slamming the Obama admin:

    He has been consistent and relentless on this topic across both administrations — one of the sadly few voices that haven’t let their partisanship trump their principles on this issue.

    • Mark81150

      True, Greenwald isn’t right about a lot of things, but he is the one reliably consistent leftist voice in freedom of speech and the press. No one can really fault his sticking to his principles, even when we disagree.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Interesting how they care when it’s a right they hold dear.

  • Kevin LaCour

    Deep Throat/Watergate – let’s get Woodward and Bernstein to weigh in on this; Pentagon Papers anyone – NY Times, care to weigh in on this?

    • Kandylynn

      Woodward has. He has already compared it and said it was “more” than a Watergate.

      • Mark81150

        and the left and his former partner slime him for it..

        shameless left wing hacks.. making journalism a crime, if it hurts a democrat..

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    Oh how the left comes out to squeel foul when the tables are turned. Don’t you imbeciles know that it is only legal when it makes Obama look good? Geez. Didn’t you read the memo?

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    I am quite sure this is what it looked like in North Korea at the start of the Kim Jong Il dynasty.

    • Secede

      Russia and Stalin

  • Lady 12

    Good for him, but … Who? I know more about the news from Twitchy than from actually watching the news. Same goes for Hollywood.

  • vetgal1970

    As thrilled as I am at the ardent defense for freedom of the press, I am equally dismayed that when OUR freedoms have been similarly threatened, this same press did NOTHING to stop it. In fact they went completely the other way and helped to obscure the activity. In every instance.
    If they bothered, they would notice that all of the things in the news these days from the IRS to the ‘unintended’ consequences of Obamacare, even the situation they now find themselves in, we have been talking about for YEARS. We were not just dismissed by them, but smeared by them in the harshest ways. Sadly, predictably now that all of the ‘conspiracy theories’ are becoming FACTS, the only thing the press is concerned about is their own necks. So incapable of looking at the big picture, so unwilling to apply lessons of history to the present. And they called US stupid…..