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Forum Post: Occupy should join the call to oust Holder, the bankster protector, for spying on AP journalists

Posted 11 years ago on May 14, 2013, 1:11 p.m. EST by lester06 (28)
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Totally outrageous -- DOJ spying on journalists.

"Gov't obtains wide AP phone records in probe" http://bigstory.ap.org/article/govt-obtains-wide-ap-phone-records-probe



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[-] 2 points by FreeNakoula (-29) 11 years ago

Occupy needs to demand a house cleaning. Too bad there is a lefty in office, suck it up. This crap has been going on since JFK.....do you lefties have to wait for the next Republican to get truly outraged? It's well past time to demand a fair and balanced govt. Where the F were you during the last decade? Better late than never....IT IS TIME. It really IS NOT ABOUT OBAMA.

[-] 1 points by lester06 (28) 11 years ago

The fact that Dem Obama has defanged liberals and the left in regards to bringing justice to Wall St., protesting illegal, immoral wars, protesting drone terror campaigns, etc. is an extreme illustration of their worthlessness. Losers and useful fools, every one of them.

[-] 2 points by mantis1 (28) 11 years ago

For a long time I've beleived that Holder needs to resign. He continually stomps on the Constitution and exceeds his authority. Plus he's resonsoble for the deaths of thousands of Mexican citizens. An incompetent to say the least.

[-] 4 points by lester06 (28) 11 years ago

Arrogant SOB isn't he?

And a pure protector of the 1%ers, http://blog.ourfuture.org/20130307/its-official-banks-too-big-to-fail-are-too-big-to-jail .

[-] -1 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 11 years ago

At least he didn't have statues "deemed indecent" covered up or fill high level DOJ positions with Regent University alumni like the crazy fucks Cheney and W disgraced the AG office with. If Holder is guilty of anything (unlike Cons who are guilty of nearly everything) it's being too nice to Banksters, criminal Corps (ie. BP) and offshoring Job Creators/tax evaders. But... I'm all for replacing him with Ralph Nader and his Nader's Raiders team (or Eliot Spitzer) and watch the GOP and it's Big-$ owners scream like fans at a Justin Bieber touch concert. All for that!

[-] 1 points by lester06 (28) 11 years ago

It's not that he's "too nice to Banksters", he's their enabler.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 11 years ago

Banksters don't need enabling, they're entrenched, they've metastasized, and we're addicted!

What people have to realize: in most areas of concern (environment, finance, occupation, economy, labor, international affairs, military, corporate, law, etc.) the private sector has picked up the democratic, public interest, Ball that we the people dropped. So over the decades they burrowed in, built defenses, and cultivated Public codependency.

RepubliCons work for them, so things go smoothly. Dems don't have a big enough boat (read, Guns) to deal with them, so they are largely powerless. And we the people (shrooms), kept in the dark and fed shit, bitch about things we have no clue about!

[-] 1 points by lester06 (28) 11 years ago

Largely agree. However I'd say the Dems are weak-by-design, a play pretend opposition party.

[-] -2 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 11 years ago

You two give stupid RepubliCon Zombies a bad name!

[-] 2 points by FreeNakoula (-29) 11 years ago

And you wsmith, vq,bendsdad,shoes, give humankind a WORSE NAME. Get with the program. Our govt is out of control and just because a guy with a D behind his name is hangin on Penn Ave does not make it ANY BETTER

[-] -1 points by mantis1 (28) 11 years ago

He's okay with it as long as the Left is in control. This whole so called "movement" is.

[-] -1 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 11 years ago

Return some cans and buy a clue, pretend-non-Con troll.

[-] 1 points by FreeNakoula (-29) 11 years ago

OUCH!!!! How long have you been saving THAT witty reposte, asshole?

[-] 0 points by FreeNakoula (-29) 11 years ago

TOO FUNNY...You must watch this summary of Holder's testimony Wed...

Attorney General Eric Holder often did not know, could not recall or just was not sure during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday as House Republicans grilled him over controversies including the IRS’ targeting of Tea Partiers, the Justice Department’s seizure of journalist phone records, and the security lapses surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing.


[-] 0 points by lester06 (28) 11 years ago

Right. Of course they are. Holder uber alles.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago


Here AP, have an itty bitty pity party.

It's not like you've made a big deal about anyone else they've harassed over the years.

"It's funny to me that the Associated Press is nailing itself to a cross because you've been victimized by the same laws, politicians and tide of history you've either blissfully ignored or gleefully promoted for so many years."


[-] 3 points by lester06 (28) 11 years ago

Your ignorance is mind numbing. That this story involves Associated Press is of no import -- it could just as well involve any other journalistic organization. What is important and dangerous is the governmental attempt to control journalism, journalists, whistle blowers, tipsters and concerned citizens.

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Spoken, once again like someone who didn't read the link. It wasn't even that long an article.

AP is mostly all about press releases anyway.

Not much in the way of journalism.

[-] 2 points by lester06 (28) 11 years ago

No I did read it. I'm also quite familiar with the blowhard, William Rivers Pitt. He simply proved once again his credentials as a fraudulent dissident as he did endlessly at the fraudulently dissident site, Democraticunderground.com.

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago


You prefer FLAKESnews and commentary?

Or maybe the timeless comments of Ted Nugent?

Did you miss the part where there was a subpoena?

It's not like Bush ever asked for one.

[-] 1 points by FreeNakoula (-29) 11 years ago

Did this article from "leftwing truth as we see it" arise from Media Matters' talking points, shoes? I saw them badmouthing ap the other day....guess you get paid by the post, not the quality?

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

You got a link?

I don't see it.

AP is nothing but an imbedded news service anyway.

Has been for decades.

Mostly press releases.

[-] -3 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 11 years ago

On Today's Show

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It turns out the IRS was investigating conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. Duh! And the TSA has been looking at people seeking to get on airplanes. None of the conservative organizations that the IRS was “targeting” were denied tax-exempt status. If this was a conspiracy, it’s even more difficult to figure out than President Obama’s so-called “cover up” of Benghazi. No wonder Republicans spend so much time looking at these so-called scandals—they’re so hard to see.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press is angry that the Justice Department secretly seized phone records for several AP reporters and editors. The AP is more upset about the Justice Department under Obama getting a subpoena to look at their phone records than they were about the Justice Department under Bush looking at everybody’s phone records without a subpoena.

President Obama called the obsession over Benghazi a “sideshow.” He said “We don’t have time to be playing these kinds of political games here in Washington.” Maybe you don’t have time, Mr. President, but the Republicans in Congress certainly do—these kinds of political games are all that they do. The President also said “Suddenly, three days ago this gets spun up as if there’s something new to the story. There’s no ‘there’ there.” There’s no there anywhere—Republicans have been looking for it everywhere.

There are currently five separate committees investigating Benghazi. They’re putting more energy into investigating Benghazi than is put into researching cancer. If Republicans allocated as many resources into investigating extra-terrestrial life as they do into investigating Benghazi, we would already be communicating with space aliens. In all, one-third of House committees are engaged in investigating some aspect of the Obama administration! This is no longer a legislative body—it’s become a grand jury!

Oversight is a legitimate function of Congress—but this has gone way past oversight and straight into overkill. The legislative branch it trying to destroy the executive branch! This is like one of those diseases where the body’s immune system starts to attack the body itself. The Founding Fathers set up separate branches of government to so that they could check and balance each other, not so they could kill and eat each other. This is the same Whitewater and Lewinsky approach they used to derail the Clinton administration—just keep slinging mud. At the very least, Obama will have to spend a lot of his time dodging mud instead of advancing his agenda.

Read more: http://www.randirhodes.com/main.html#ixzz2TMr7SL00

[-] 2 points by lester06 (28) 11 years ago

The qualities or lack thereof of AP are of no matter.