The net cast by the Department of Justice into the media pool just keeps getting bigger. The original story of Associated Press phone records being seized alone was enough to qualify as the Obama administration’s third big scandal of the moment, right up there with Benghazi and the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups. Then we learned that the Justice Department had looked into not only the work calls of Fox News’ James Rosen, but his personal cell phone, his movements and his Google emails as well. And now, reports say that the DOJ looked into his parents’ phone records too.

https://twitter.com/AprilThorn2/status/336976809935650816

It will be interesting to see if other news outlets pick up this story — they certainly ought to be concerned.

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Update: Here’s video of Bret Baier dropping the latest bombshell.

  • https://twitter.com/Guy_Montag_OG Guy_Montag_OG

    They probably had unfettered access.

    And no doubt Mr. Carney appreciated it.

    • Jeremy

      Carney is such a moron and a liar.

  • Garth Haycock

    This is beyond ridiculous. It’s time to put the heat on Dear Leader and hold him accountable for all of these scandals. He is, after all, the POTUS.

    • BlahBlah

      He has got to go. Enough.

    • BlahBlah

      He has got to go. Enough.

    • Gary Dickson

      You’re being far too kind to Dear Leader.

      Get The Donald in there to fire the whole lot of them, Obama and his entire cabinet.

    • Gary Dickson

      You’re being far too kind to Dear Leader.

      Get The Donald in there to fire the whole lot of them, Obama and his entire cabinet.

    • R0nin

      But– but– Obowmao didn’t _know_!

    • R0nin

      But– but– Obowmao didn’t _know_!

    • Clayton Grant

      Drop the TU from POTUS and you’d be more accurate.

  • nc

    Twitchy, can we have a pool as to how much longer it’s going to take to get to the tipping point for getting through to the LIVs that Houston, we have a problem?

  • Linda (Lou) Norris

    I don’t have it in me anymore to be shocked at the things we know this administration is doing…but I do have a whole lotta fear at the things we DON’T know they’re up to.

    • Gary Dickson

      Where there’s smoke, there’s fired. Oops, did I just say “fired”? Oh, yeah, I did! Obama, you’re fired! Biden, you’re hopeless, you’re fired, too. Let’s see, who else is in line?
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession

      Ok, next in line is John Boehner. Is anyone good with him or should he be fired, too? Well, if we fire him, we’d have to fire all the rest of those totalitarian, anti-Constitutional collectivists, including Comrade Napolitano.

      So, maybe we should stick with Boehner. But the rest of those leaches? All fired! And no pensions, either. Make them work for a living for once in their sorry lives.

    • Gary Dickson

      Where there’s smoke, there’s fired. Oops, did I just say “fired”? Oh, yeah, I did! Obama, you’re fired! Biden, you’re hopeless, you’re fired, too. Let’s see, who else is in line?
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession

      Ok, next in line is John Boehner. Is anyone good with him or should he be fired, too? Well, if we fire him, we’d have to fire all the rest of those totalitarian, anti-Constitutional collectivists, including Comrade Napolitano.

      So, maybe we should stick with Boehner. But the rest of those leaches? All fired! And no pensions, either. Make them work for a living for once in their sorry lives.

  • ceemack

    Constitution, shmonstitution. It’s just a listing of negative liberties, anyway.

    • Craig Jacobs

      “It’s just a listing of negative liberties, anyway.”

      Only a moron would say that let alone believe it. Oh, wait…

  • LinTaylor

    At what point do the liberals get outraged? When we find out they were tapping Rosen’s GRAND-parents?

    • Craig Jacobs

      No. When they find out the MSNBC was tapped. So… never.

      • TocksNedlog

        Obama’s been tappin’ THAT for the past five years.

        • CherDash

          Good one, Tocks!

          • TocksNedlog

            :)

      • TocksNedlog

        Obama’s been tappin’ THAT for the past five years.

    • Craig Jacobs

      No. When they find out the MSNBC was tapped. So… never.

  • Craig Jacobs

    I wonder what Nixon would have done? #WWND

  • Craig Jacobs

    I wonder what Nixon would have done? #WWND

  • DurkaDurka

    I think the liberals are waiting for the FBI to shoot his dog. And then they’ll mock him because it was a conservative dog.

  • DurkaDurka

    I think the liberals are waiting for the FBI to shoot his dog. And then they’ll mock him because it was a conservative dog.

  • Sam

    Obama’s Alinski Library included a few old East Germany Stasi instruction manuals, I see.

  • Sam

    Obama’s Alinski Library included a few old East Germany Stasi instruction manuals, I see.

  • BlahBlah

    I never dreamed that I’d have to go back to watching what I say over the phone. Welcome to the USSA.

    • bidentime

      It’s now appropriate to end all phone calls and emails with “kiss my ass Obama”.

      • Jeremy

        that sums up what I think of Obama the Chicago street hustler.

    • bidentime

      It’s now appropriate to end all phone calls and emails with “kiss my ass Obama”.

  • BlahBlah

    I never dreamed that I’d have to go back to watching what I say over the phone. Welcome to the USSA.

  • http://www.common2cents.org/ Soulphoenix

    Past Nixonian and straight to Soviet? Yes, it certainly looks like it. And we still have NO IDEA how extensive this really is.

    • Gary Dickson

      Trouble is we haven’t realized that we’ve been Soviet all along.

      Vladimir Lenin is laughing his head off at Americans.

      • Guest

        President Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.”
        .
        President Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…”
        .
        President Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”
        .
        President Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”

    • Gary Dickson

      Trouble is we haven’t realized that we’ve been Soviet all along.

      Vladimir Lenin is laughing his head off at Americans.

  • ObamaFail

    No wonder Obama isn’t sending anyone to round up the Benghazi terrorists now that we know who they are, he’s too busy having people spy on the parents of a reporter.

  • ObamaFail

    No wonder Obama isn’t sending anyone to round up the Benghazi terrorists now that we know who they are, he’s too busy having people spy on the parents of a reporter.

  • TocksNedlog

    The two-term corruptocrat administration of Ulysses S. Grant is looking better and better every day.

  • TocksNedlog

    The two-term corruptocrat administration of Ulysses S. Grant is looking better and better every day.

  • Dude from nj

    In defense of the DOJ they heard that Rosen’s dad has a really great source for bialys out on Staten Island and they were too embarrassed to just call him.

    • Penelope Blair

      Plus, they wanted Rosen’s Mom’s egg salad recipe. It’s simply divine.

    • Penelope Blair

      Plus, they wanted Rosen’s Mom’s egg salad recipe. It’s simply divine.

  • Steve

    We need ALL the media reporting on this. This is getting outrageous.

    • CherDash

      Getting?!

      • Steve

        Okay..it has GOTTEN outrageous. My eyes are shooting blood already.

        • CherDash

          I think the streets are running red with all the eyes shooting blood…

  • digitalPimple

    Ever wonder what its like to live in a 3rd world dictatorship?

    Wonder no more my friends.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Next step, waiting in store lines for products that aren’t on the shelves.

  • Roto

    Bob Woodward is right — this is not Watergate.
    Obama is actually DOING what Nixon only WANTED to do….

  • TomJB

    Change you can believe it!

  • Randy W

    What are “phone records”? Time and who called who? Or do they have access to the actual conversations?

  • pajamakat

    Obama and Holder can and will get away with this and anything else they do. Their complexion is their protection. Call me a racist, I really don’t give a damn and to me that word has no meaning at all anymore. You can thank Obama and all his lemmings for that.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Ladies and Gentlemen, what we have here is a FULL-FLEDGED FASCISM ALERT! THIS GOVERNMENT HAS GONE BEYOND TOO FAR, AND WE MUST STOP IT NOW!! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Blake Waymire

    I don’t know what else to say anymore. I’m just infuriated that the DOJ would do this, and infuriated that the media would try to bury it all to save their messiah.

  • Blake Waymire

    I don’t know what else to say anymore. I’m just infuriated that the DOJ would do this, and infuriated that the media would try to bury it all to save their messiah.

  • bicentennialguy

    Oh,well, nothing will happen because of it.

  • bicentennialguy

    Oh,well, nothing will happen because of it.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Obama and his band of thugs are completely out of control. Their goosestepping Gestapo tactics know no bounds and they now clearly respect no authority other than their own.

    “And what country can preserve its liberties, if it’s rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” –Thomas Jefferson, 1787.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Obama and his band of thugs are completely out of control. Their goosestepping Gestapo tactics know no bounds and they now clearly respect no authority other than their own.

    “And what country can preserve its liberties, if it’s rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” –Thomas Jefferson, 1787.