Quote:Isn’t it ironic? After more than a decade of intensive government witch-hunting directed toward government whistleblowers and truth-tellers- who also happen to be the most valuable sources when it comes to media and journalism, the US media has suddenly become alert and apprehensive to its government’s decade-long snooping, targeting, persecuting, and prosecuting of information-transparency sources. That is, now that their turn has come.
You see, for the past ten years this same media acted either blind, deaf or just simply repulsed when it came to government whistleblowers. In fact, they aided and abetted the government in pursuit of government truth-tellers. There are too many examples for me to cite; way too many. Recall how L.A. Times collaborated with the government on the AT&T whistleblower’s disclosure and reports. Remember how the New York Times sat on the report exposing the government’s illegal wiretapping of Americans for a year. Think about the complete US media censorship and blackouts on many whistleblower cases. And the list goes on.
I can’t really bring myself to call the latest on Obama-US Media scandals a case of poetic justice. Why? Because the losers in these violations are not limited to members of the press. No. We the people have as much, or even more, to lose with these assaults on freedom of the press – further loss of our rights under the First Amendment.
You see, the same principle applied to the other side of this coin long before these latest revelations and scandals – when the media was among the culprits during all the assaults on government whistleblowers. The losers in those violations were not only the whistleblowers, but the US media and even more importantly, the public at large.
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