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(Washington Post)   Turns out AP wasn't the only news outlet Obama was tapping, FOX News also was spied on. Come on Obama, you just completed the right-wing conspiracy trifecta in just two weeks, At least make it hard for them   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 30
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2013-05-20 09:54:13 AM
9 votes:
Now FoxNews is gonna come after him.
2013-05-20 09:59:16 AM
4 votes:
All of these "scandals" that have "exploded" over last few weeks make me think of all the sharks from Shark Week in a frenzy over a Slim Jim wrapper.
2013-05-20 09:27:38 AM
4 votes:
Ah, perfect time to turn my phone's tethering name back to "Surveillance Unit Seven" and walk around randomly with broadcast on, I see.
2013-05-20 04:27:55 PM
3 votes:
a57.foxnews.com

Ever since Obama thought up The Patriot Act and forced it into law (despite Republican outrage), Fox news has been the only media outlet willing to stand up to this gross abuse of AMERICA'S FREEDOMS.
2013-05-20 10:51:08 AM
3 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: Aarontology: It's amazing how for the past 12 years the government has had the power to do the exact same thing to citizens with the total compliance and silence of the media, but the moment the same things happen to them, they raise a stink.

^ This ^

When people get power, it's hard to make them give it up, and silly to expect they won't exercise it as well.

But 9/11, Terr'ists, Flag Pin, Freedom.


I clearly remember asking people if they would be happy when the patriot act was used by a democratic President.I was told there would be a  permanent  republican majority.
2013-05-20 10:13:20 AM
3 votes:
Fox News has "sources"? I thought they pull all their stories out of their own asses.
2013-05-21 08:47:21 AM
1 votes:

thetubameister: RexTalionis: Ned Stark: Because the press publishing information they've been given damn well shouldn't be a crime.

It should never be a crime? Suppose a document filled with personal social security numbers was leaked to the press - should the press be able to publish the entire document to the public?

That wouldn't be news.


It's Fark?
2013-05-20 05:47:21 PM
1 votes:
C'mon Barry, just say the safe words and everyone will back off, it's that simple. Just say it. Say it!!!!!

Hint: "Patriot Act"
2013-05-20 04:28:44 PM
1 votes:
Who farking cares?

Bush did it and the GOP didn't complain, so why should we care when Obama does the same?
2013-05-20 03:56:36 PM
1 votes:
So has Obama himself been implicated in any of these 'scandals' yet? With, y'know, evidence instead of "Well, he's the President so he should know ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING that happens in the government because we expect Presidents to be farking omnipotent".
2013-05-20 03:32:21 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: This iS all just an effort to distract the country from umbrellagate.


Wait! What is Rihanna's involvement in all these?
2013-05-20 03:11:28 PM
1 votes:
Oh really? A Murdoch news agency was spied on? Oh how terrible!
2013-05-20 02:55:12 PM
1 votes:
This iS all just an effort to distract the country from umbrellagate.
2013-05-20 02:53:58 PM
1 votes:

Profedius: Which do you think is worse an administration who knew nothing about it (assuming they are telling the truth) or an administration who ordered it and is now trying to distance themselves from it? Either way you go you fail which is pretty much standard operating procedure for this administration. Incompetence or injustice.


Obama is personally involved in every minute detail of every agency in government?
2013-05-20 01:50:29 PM
1 votes:
global3.memecdn.com
2013-05-20 01:05:03 PM
1 votes:
This would make me upset if I thought of Fox as a valid journalistic source.

Comparing Fox to "news" is like comparing churches to scientific laboratories. It's apples to wing nuts.
2013-05-20 12:47:12 PM
1 votes:

thetubameister: Dansker: thetubameister:
Yeah!  Where the hell do these people get this "freedom of the press" idea??  Sheesh!

Freedom of the Press does not mean, nor has it ever meant, that you have the freedom to pass classified information to the press.

I'm pretty sure they weren't passing the info to themselves... the Gov't needs to find it's employee.  The individuals at the AP have every right to express whatever it knows or thinks...


I'm terribly sorry, I've made the faux pas of talking about the case described in the actual article. My bad.
2013-05-20 11:01:00 AM
1 votes:

jedihirsch: And so it goes on. And yet people somehow think this guy is on top of things, honest and genuine guy. I mean this guy is another typical Chicago politician who's a crooked as a $3 bill

. broke dick dog.
FTFY
2013-05-20 10:55:14 AM
1 votes:
So I can only assume that the House Rs will be drafting a bill to make this illegal as opposed to currently, where it is totally legal?
2013-05-20 10:43:50 AM
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Come on Fark, admit that your hero is capable of making a mistake.


DarnoKonrad: whitman00: A leak from the government outed a deep cover operative who was thiiissss close to a master bomb maker.  The intel lost from this leak damaged our effort to fight terrorism.  So, do conservatives support going after the leaker or not?  What would they do different if they were in power is a great question that no one seems to be asking.

I'm less interested in conservatives, and more interested in the "liberals" that were outraged about Plame being outed that now think this is some kind of outrage.

Doesn't make any farking sense.


It's the difference between stabbing one of your own soldiers in the back for telling you something you don't want to hear...in private, no less...and blabbing about, say, classified troop deployments.  To the enemy.

It's only a tough distinction to make if you're retarded.  Or, you know...Republican.
2013-05-20 10:38:09 AM
1 votes:
Calling this "Wire Tapping" is like when some frau leaves her phone open to Facebook and her kid updates her status to "Fart" and she says "Little Brieley hacked my computer!"
Bf+
2013-05-20 10:37:45 AM
1 votes:
Ok that did it-- I'm convinced he's from Kenya now.
2013-05-20 10:31:27 AM
1 votes:

Aarontology: It's amazing how for the past 12 years the government has had the power to do the exact same thing to citizens with the total compliance and silence of the media, but the moment the same things happen to them, they raise a stink.


^ This ^

When people get power, it's hard to make them give it up, and silly to expect they won't exercise it as well.

But 9/11, Terr'ists, Flag Pin, Freedom.
2013-05-20 10:15:43 AM
1 votes:

SlothB77: Now FoxNews is gonna come after him.


that may be one of the funniest things i've ever read on fark. so simple. so elegant. so... genius!
2013-05-20 10:10:35 AM
1 votes:

SlothB77: [www.bartleby.com image 246x300]

The Dems have found their Nixon.


You know, funny you should say that because when all this broke I was laughing my ass off that Obama's basically pulled a page from Nixon's playbook. The GOP could never pull anything like that off anymore because most of their people are too goddamn dumb. Nixon was smarter than hell and pretty awesome. So is Obama.

Basically, Obama's just a way better Nixonion politician than any of the clowns currently in Republican positions of power. And I love it.

Even Nixon's happy that somebody can finally  live up to his legacy of dirty tricks, massive foreign policy success and legislation that redefines America:

www.onepennysheet.com

Face it righties, Obama's kicking your ass six ways from Sunday using your own goddamn playbook. You're just too damn dumb to follow it.
2013-05-20 10:03:28 AM
1 votes:
Great, Obama.  This means that I will have to endure about a jillion loony emails from my GFs Mom.  And they won't be snopes-killable.  Thanks for giving her legitimacy.

/I'm forwarding it to the whitehouse spam filter out of spite.
//grumble grumble grumble
2013-05-20 10:02:32 AM
1 votes:
"Hi. I'm from the government. We just killed 8 kajillion brown people in Bumfarkistan. But they we're going to say that they were all terrorists, even the 4 year olds, so that means if you report on it we're going to throw your ass in jail. Kthxbai. FREEDOM!"
2013-05-20 09:56:27 AM
1 votes:
When will they start reporting on the Fark Modmin vast right-wing conservative conspiracy? tens of thousands of greenlights from only a handful of extremist right-wing sources. WAKE UP SHEEPLE
2013-05-20 09:55:19 AM
1 votes:
Whatever. The important thing everyone's overlooking here is that we were able to foil those pretend terror attacks.
2013-05-20 09:00:47 AM
1 votes:
And so it goes on. And yet people somehow think this guy is on top of things, honest and genuine guy. I mean this guy is another typical Chicago politician who's a crooked as a $3 bill
 
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