Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Released, Back Home on U.S. Soil

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Less than 24 hours ago, a Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of Retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and after spending 214 days in a Mexican prison Tahmooressi arrived safely back on U.S. soil Friday night.

Several weeks ago, a psychiatrist confirmed to the Mexican court that Tahmooressi who has served two tours of duty in Afghanistan has PTSD.

Tahmooressi who has been imprisoned since March 31 was released on humanitarian grounds and “without making a determination on the charge against him.”

No thanks to Barack Obama, John Kerry, Eric Holder and several politicians who traveled to Mexico, met with authorities failing to mention the plight of 26 year old Tahmooressi, our marine held in Mexico is now free.

Welcome home Sgt. Tahmooressi. Get well soon. Peace and blessings to Sgt. Tahmooressi and family.

 

 

See: PHOTOS: Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Arrives Back on American Soil

 

LINKS:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/10/31/mexican-judge-orders-immediate-release-of-jailed-u-s-marine-andrew-tahmooressi-report/
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/11/01/photos-sgt-andrew-tahmooressi-arrives-back-on-american-soil/

Iraq: ISIS Executed Hundreds of Prison Inmates

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Human Right Watch

About 600 Shias Killed in Desert During Mosul Capture

(Erbil) – Gunmen from the Sunni extremist group Islamic State systematically executed some 600 male inmates from a prison outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on June 10, 2014, according to survivors’ accounts. The vast majority of those killed were Shia.

After seizing Badoush Prison near Mosul, the gunmen from Islamic State, also known as ISIS, separated the Sunni from the Shia inmates, then forced the Shia men to kneel along the edge of a nearby ravine and shot them with assault rifles and automatic weapons, 15 Shia prisoners who survived the massacre told Human Rights Watch. The gunmen also killed a number of Kurdish and Yezidi inmates of Badoush Prison, the survivors said.

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 “The gruesome details of ISIS’ mass murder of prison inmates make it impossible to deny the depravity of this extremist group,” said Letta Tayler, senior terrorism and counterterrorism researcher. “People of every ethnicity and creed should condemn these horrific tactics, and press Iraqi and international authorities to bring those responsible to justice.”
The mass summary executions amount to war crimes and most likely crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said.

ISIS fighters broke into Badoush the day they captured Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, which is 10 kilometers southeast of the prison. The gunmen herded up to 1,500 inmates onto trucks and drove them to an isolated stretch of desert about 2 kilometers from the prison, survivors said. The prisoners had been serving sentences for a range of crimes, from murder and assaults to nonviolent offenses.

The fighters separated out several hundred Sunni and a small number of Christian men and drove them away in trucks, the witnesses said. They then robbed and insulted the Shia and other remaining prisoners, marched them to a ravine, and forced them to form one long line along its edge. There, they made the inmates count their number in the line before opening fire….

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Reprinted with permission, Human Right Watch.

 

LINK:
http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/10/30/iraq-isis-executed-hundreds-prison-inmates

Posters Pop Up Across LA Outing Maxine Waters as a “Poverty Pimp”

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Pursuant to an article by Charles C. Johnson of Got News, an independent anonymous art collective has put Progressive elitist, Maxine Waters on blast by displaying posters labeling Waters a “Poverty Pimp” throughout Los Angeles and in front of her mansion.

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Maxine Waters is a ‘Poverty Pimp’ with dollar signs in her eyes, say street artists based in Los Angeles.

‘Niggas better have my money!’ says the background of the anti-Maxine Waters posters that began appearing around Inglewood and tony Hancock Park. Waters lives outside of the district she represents–in a mansion in Hancock Park….

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Maxine Waters Poverty Pimp Poster Detail

The posters, which went up Thursday, are on display in front of Waters’ Hancock Estate and in very visible locations throughout Los Angeles including the 43rd Congressional District that Waters allegedly represents. As you will note from the photograph of Waters’ mansion, Waters lives elsewhere.

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Posters are on display throughout the 43rd Congressional District that Waters allegedly represents.

Finally, the artists responsible for “Poverty Pimp” have promised the appearance of more works of art between now and Election Day in swing states.

 

Screenshot of home: Google maps.

LINK:
http://gotnews.com/maxine-waters-poverty-pimp-posters-home-district/

Another Beheading in Oklahoma

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Twenty -one year old Isaiah Zoar Marin is charged with first-degree murder in the beheading of acquaintance, 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett aka Jakob Kroket (Facebook name), a student at Northern Oklahoma College and son of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

Isaiah used a “long knife or sword” and according to police “nearly decapitated” his victim.

In an affidavit the victim’s brother, Jesse, stated that Marin was a religious zealot and heavy drug user.

KFOM

On Wednesday afternoon, officers say they received a 911 call from Marin, saying he had just killed someone.

According to an arrest affidavit, Marin told police, ‘I murdered someone.’

According to the affidavit, he began ‘rambling about sacrificing and magic.’

Officers found him walking along State Highway 51 in western Stillwater, covered in blood and carrying a knife.

Court records show that after police approached Marin, he said, ‘I hacked them to death with a machete….

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According to Marin’s brother, Samuel, all three (Samuel, Isaiah and Crockett were in the room together. While Samuel and Crockett played cards, Isaiah was watching videos allegedly related to his Christian faith.

It was during the card game that Isaiah picked up the machete and began swinging and slashing.

Samuel stated that the Crockett brothers practiced witchcraft but were Isaiah fit in.

Shoebat Foundation By Theodore Shoebat

A man in Oklahoma named Isaiah Marin beheaded someone. The media is saying that the murder is not of a religious nature. But I say otherwise. After investigating him and his Facebook page, I found out that he “likes” Islam, and other cultic things about him…

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As to whether or not, the ideology of Islam played a role in this horrific act as stated by Shoebat or whether it was a combination of other dark force(s), something went terribly wrong between these two young men.

 

Photo source:
Marin – Payne County Police
Crockett – Facebook page

LINKS:
http://kfor.com/2014/10/30/police-investigate-near-beheading-murder-of-stillwater-teen-one-in-custody/
http://shoebat.com/2014/10/31/another-beheading-oklahoma-man-likes-islam/
https://www.facebook.com/Jaco.Vader?fref=ufi
https://www.facebook.com/isaiah.marin

After making it to the top, billionaire Steyer wants to make life tougher for Americans

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Watchdog, Author Dustin Hurst

NEW ORLEANS — Sitting in a cavernous Mercedes-Benz Superdome in front of green builders and central planners, billionaire and climate crusader Tom Steyer denounced the pursuit of wealth once people have enough of it.

Easy enough for him to say.

Steyer, sandwiched between Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and author Paul Hawken at last week’s 2014 Greenbuild conference in New Orleans, told the thousands gathered on the football field that wealth isn’t his main driver in life.

“I’ve never been driven by money,” Steyer said. “I mean, it may seem funny for someone who was a businessperson for 30 years and an investor.”

For the next minute or so, Steyer pontificated on the meaning of life and the merits of pursuing healthy family relations and working toward a common good.

Debating the merits of one’s life choices at a posh green conference in one of the nation’s biggest party cities might come easy for the billionaire, who jets around the country pushing his green agenda.

Such a discussion might not be had in homes and apartments of Americans struggling to recover after the Great Recession, everyday people who depend on low heating and fuel costs to survive. Weightier issues, like how to pay the power bill or put food on the table, might prevail.

Yet, Steyer and his climate pals like O’Malley want to make energy more expensive for ordinary Americans. For example, look no further than the Maryland governor, whose aggressive green agenda caused Marylanders’ energy bills to skyrocket.

Or, consider the job losses occurring under the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s strict power-plant regulations announced earlier this year. The United Mine Workers, who endorsed President Barack Obama in 2008 but sat out in 2012, estimates the new rules will cost more than 75,000 jobs by 2020 and 152,000 by 2035.

And those are just the direct jobs — miners, rail operators and others. Apply the economic multiplier to the losses and the results could be catastrophic, especially for states heavily dependent on coal production.

The rules, union chief Cecil E. Roberts said in a prepared statement, endanger retirees who need their companies to fully fund pensions and health benefits.

“That puts hundreds of thousands more — mostly senior citizens living on already-low fixed incomes — squarely in the crosshairs of this rule,” Roberts warned….

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Reprinted with permission, Watchdog, Author Dustin Hurst , Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity.

 

LINKS:
http://watchdog.org/180277/steyer-green/
http://franklincenterhq.org/

Internal Memo: Obama to Bring Non-Americans with Ebola to USA for Treatment

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A State Department memorandum reveals that Barack Obama is making plans (not considers) to bring non-American Ebola patients to the United States for treatment and the repercussions of his decision on the country be damned[i].

Fox News

The document was obtained by Fox News from a Capitol Hill source, who said it is a memo prepared by the State Department. The top of the document is marked ‘sensitive but unclassified – predesicional (sic).’

The ‘purpose’ of the memo states: ‘Come to an agreed State Department position on the extent to which non-U.S. citizens will be admitted to the United States for treatment of Ebola Virus Disease.’

The document goes on to discuss – and advocate for — devising such a plan. The memo recommends that ‘State and DHS devise a system for expeditious parole of Ebola-infected non-citizens into the United States as long as they are otherwise eligible…..

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Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

 

Read memo here, on SCRIBD or at the bottom of this post.

Obama touts the return of Americans who contracted Ebola overseas to the US and their successful treatment as justification to bring non-US citizens on to American soil for medical treatment of the virus.

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I find it hard to believe that Obama administration could put such B.S. on the table to other nations and in writing. Mr. Bubblehead (Obama) fails to realize that the world has been watching him and his sock puppets muck everything up on the subject of the Ebola virus on and off U. S. soil.

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To further justify transporting non-Americans to U.S. soil for treatment of the Ebola virus, the Obama administration has concocted the following storyline.

 

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For weeks, we have been hearing that there are four hospitals with bio-containment facilities in the USA and only 11 beds that can be used at any one time for Ebola patients, far different from what is stated in the State Department memo. See page 3, ¶ 2 U.S. Treatment Capacity (excerpt below).

 

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As mentioned in the memo the Obama administration is aware that under executive order 13295 amended this summer by Obama himself, “Ebola Virus Disease is a communicable disease of public health significance and grounds for visa ineligibility.”

According to the memo, DHS will issue a “waiver of ineligibility” or “port of entry waiver” (page 4).

What happened to treating the disease at ground zero? Has the Obama administration forgotten that Ebola is known as the nurse killer? In fairness, it kills doctors too (no pun intended). I do not have to point out what that means for healthcare staff in the United States.

It is not enough to say that, “not to worry, we can treat it.” Even for those who have survived this virus, Ebola takes a toll on its victims yet Obama has no problem with risking the lives of Americans by transporting Ebola patients from Ebola-afflicted nations to America.

Congressman Bob Goodblatte informed Megyn Kelly, The Kelly File (video below) of the existence of the memo and plans to bring non-American Ebola patients to the USA for treatment Monday night.

 

Evan McMurry, Mediate wrote a scathing article attacking Kelly and Goodblatte’s claims.

That would certainly be a development, especially in the face of continued calls for an overall travel ban for anybody from west Africa. Sure enough, Goodlatte swiftly condemned the administration for the move, telling Fox, ‘This is simply a matter of common sense that if you are concerned about this problem spreading …we certainly shouldn’t be bringing in the patients.’

But as of this writing there’s no evidence beyond Goodlatte’s claim that the administration is actually considering such a thing…. it took less than a minute for Goodlatte’s allegation to morph from an unverified potential development to a confirmed real-time event….

 

In less than 24 hours later after writing this smear job, McMurry’s biased reporting and smear campaign blew up in his face.

Megyn Kelly produced the memorandum on air last night immediately in addition to delivering the ultimate smack down of McMurry “who no one’s ever heard of but who works for a popular media website” (video below).

 

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What are the odds of this being the first step towards mandatory vaccinations of Ebola virus? (See: The CDC, NIH & Bill Gates Own the Patents on Existing Ebola & Related Vaccines: Mandatory Vaccinations Are Near, The Common Sense Show)

After all trials are scheduled to begin by year’s end and pharmaceutical corporations stand to make millions. Thus, the need for lots of lab rats.

 

 

LINKS:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/29/lawmaker-claims-plans-may-be-in-pipeline-to-bring-non-citizens-to-us-for-ebola/
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/gop-reps-unverified-ebola-claim-shows-how-quickly-fox-converts-allegations-to-facts/
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/interactive/2014/10/28/state-department-memo-on-ebola-policies/
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/us-capacity-11-ebola-patients-specialized-hospitals/story?id=26251721
https://www.scribd.com/doc/244846955/Admitting-Non-Americans-to-the-USA-for-Treatment-of-the-Ebola-Virus-reatment-State-Department-Memo
http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/09/17/the-cdc-nih-bill-gates-own-the-patents-on-existing-ebola-related-vaccines-mandatory-vaccinations-are-near/
http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/09/17/the-cdc-nih-bill-gates-own-the-patents-on-existing-ebola-related-vaccines-mandatory-vaccinations-are-near/

 

 

[i] For the record, no other time in the history of Obama’s tenure in the White House did this man want to lead but now he wants to lead, rather nudge (that never works) other nations into transporting non-citizens who have contracted the Ebola virus to their countries for medical treatment.

 

Hundreds of US schools now participating in program led by ‘ISIS supporting’ Qatari government

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Hundreds of US schools now participating in program led by ‘ISIS supporting’ Qatari government

EAG News, Danette Clark

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 300 K-12 schools in America have joined President Obama’s Connect All Schools initiative since its launching in March of 2011.

The initiative, which seeks to “connect every school in the US with the world by 2016,” is a partnership of the US Department of Education, US Department of State, and Qatar Foundation International.

According to Connect All Schools, it all began with President Obama’s “historic speech” in Cairo, Egypt in 2009 where he expressed his desire to “create a new online network, so a young person in Kansas can communicate instantly with a young person in Cairo.”

In an effort to build “global competency” by connecting US students to students around the world, Connect All Schools and its partners facilitate schools with global issues curriculum, online collaboration, youth and teacher exchanges, professional development on international education, video-conferences, and more[...]

 

Indoctrinating our children and instilling within them a sense of self-loathing before they have reached middle school. “Nudging” our children into leaving their American heritage behind to become “illiterate” citizens of the world are the words that come to mind.

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Is the Common Core Blueprint Revealed in Qatar from a ‘Thought Leader’?

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Is the Common Core Blueprint Revealed in Qatar from a ‘Thought Leader’?

Missouri Education Watchdog, Gretchen Logue

WISE summit 2014 Did Common Core come from the Rand Corporation and Qatar educational research? We asked that question yesterday and wondered if the statement from the National School Public Relations Association about Common Core State Standards being based on 20 years of research, testing and best practices originated from Qatar’s experience with common standards:

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No citation has been provided for that claim by NSPRA since it was published in 2013. The Rand Corporation references its support for Common Core in Department of Defense schools based on Qatar common core assessments and educational reform occurring there during the past two decades. There appears to be an international connection with Qatari schools and the CCSS. When the proponents talk about being ‘state led’ they might just be misinformed or maybe ‘the state’ is indeed a global state.

The connections to Qatar and current education reform in America run much deeper than just the Rand study. The Mid-East is a center for world educational summits involving 1500 ‘thought leaders’ from all over the world. The WISE Summit has been held in Dubai since 2009:

‘The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) was established by Qatar Foundation in 2009 under the leadership of its Chairperson, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, in an endeavor to place innovation in education at the forefront of the global agenda.

The thrust for constant innovation has long prevailed in sectors such as technology and healthcare, but education has generally lacked this approach in both policy making and in the classroom. Moreover education is key to addressing the toughest challenges facing communities around the world today – poverty, conflict, inequality, unemployment, environmental sustainability and future challenges. But there is a widening gap between the education systems currently in place and those required to meet the needs of future generations[...]

British Journalist John Cantlie Used as ISIS Reporter in Kobane (video)

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The Islamic States has sunken to a new low by having British journalist/hostage John Cantlie report the barbarians’ news of the day as can be witnessed in their Islamic latest propaganda video( below) allegedly recorded in the from the embattled Kurdish city of Kobane.

Telegraph.co.uk

This new video is shot recently. It refers to events that took place in the last few days, such as the American air drop of supplies to the Kurds, a crate of which – Mr Cantlie says two – fell into Isil’s hands by mistake.

Mr Cantlie’s appearance is strikingly different. His hair and beard have grown out, and seem to have been dyed, since there is no longer any trace of grey.

His moustache has been shaved, in line with the fashion adopted by Salafi, or purist Muslims. Isil’s ideology is Salafi by nature.

It is not clear whether this is a disguise, to prevent him being identified by locals or by American drones, or to indicate that he has converted to Islam, as some other captives have done….

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I cannot guarantee that this video will be available for viewing as YouTube is censoring what we are able to view regarding the Islamic State.

The videos are removed as fast as they are uploaded.

While I get the rationale behind censoring these videos, it is distressing considering that those making the decision to censor this information are big on controlling the message and lack transparency.

In my opinion, they have about as much credibility as the Islamic State (zilch!) and cannot be trusted. Just keeping it real.

 

LINK:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/11191477/British-journalist-John-Cantlie-used-as-Isil-reporter-inside-Kobane.html

USCIS Employees Plea to Nation: Stop Obama’s ‘Massive Unilateral Amnesty’

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Call to Action

Kenneth Palinkas, president of National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, the union that represents 12,000 United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) adjudicators and personnel issued a warning Monday to Americans about Barack Obama planned executive amnesty order scheduled to be pushed through after next week’s elections.

Breitbart

‘Let your voice be heard and spread the word to your neighbors. We who serve in our nation’s immigration agencies are pleading for your help – don’t let this happen. Express your concern to your Senators and Congressmen before it is too late.’

Palinkas, a vocal opponent of amnesty and the Senate-immigration bill, highlighted the government policies that have served to make adjudication officers’ jobs more difficult and Americans less safe. He further revealed plans to waive certain applicant interviews.

‘There are plans to waive interviews of applicants who seek adjustment of their status in the U.S. to ready our workforce for the coming onslaught of applications unforeseen in previous administrations,’ he said, going on to add that the officers’ roles as ‘the world’s rubber-stamp for entry into the United States’ is putting the American people at risk….

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LINKS:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/27/USCIS-Union-Warns-Against-Unilateral-Amnesty-Don-t-Let-This-Happen
http://cnsnews.com/sites/default/files/documents/Uscis%20Union%20President%20Issues%20Urgent%20Plea%20To%20Nation.pdf
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/27/immigration-officer-union-sounds-alarm-over-white-house-order-for-millions/

 

Civil Rights Advocate to Obama: Amnesty Will Devastate Black Community

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After the elections next week, Barack Obama has promised the Hispanic community that he will sign an executive order on amnesty.

Yesterday, Peter Kirsanow, Commissioner, U. S. Commission on Civil Rights penned a letter to Barack Obama expressing his concerns as to the “deleterious effect” of executive amnesty on the American workforce, i.e., low-skilled workers, low-skilled Black workers and high-skilled STEM workers.

Breitbart

Kirsanow has raised concerns about the deleterious effects of amnesty –and increases in low-skilled immigration – on African Americans in the past, but he wrote that the recent revelation that the government is seeking supplies for up to 34 million green cards and work permits has ‘renewed’ those concerns.

In his missive, the Civil Rights Commissioner recalled a briefing the Commission held in 2008, in which all the diverse range of witnesses noted that illegal immigration has had a negative impact on African American men, because they ‘are disproportionately represented in the low-skilled labor force,’ in which illegal immigrants compete. He further noted that executive amnesty would also cause such harm….

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Excerpt of Letter:

Granting work authorization to millions of illegal immigrants will devastate the black community, which is already struggling in the wake of the recession that began in 2007 and the subsequent years of malaise. Americans of all racial groups have seen their incomes stagnate since the recession. African-Americans have been particularly hard-hit, however. Their median wages were already the lowest of any racial or ethnic group, and they have not recovered from the recession.22 In 2007, median black household income was $35,219 and declined to $34,218 in 2008.23 In 2013, median black household income was $34,598 – better than during the worst of the recession, but still not back to the 2007 level.24 In contrast, median non-Hispanic white household income declined from $57,030 in 2007 to $55,530 in 2008.25 Yet by 2013, their income had rebounded to $58,270.26 The median income of Asian and Hispanic households had also rebounded by 2013…. (pg. 4)

Kirsanow’s missive to Obama can be read in its entirety at the bottom of this post.

 

Unemployment Rate, September 2014
Black Americans = 11.0%
Black Male, age 20 + = 11.0%
Black Females, age 20 + = 9.6%
Black Teens, age 16 to 19 = 30.5%

One more thing, it is about time that someone amongst the so-called Black leaders in this country came forward to speak on behalf of America, let alone the Black community. Everyone else (the SELLOUTS) have for far too long been pitching for the wrong team.

As for Black America, wake up you have been asleep for far too long. Even worse, you are on the path to no return courtesy of Barack Obama whom you have yet to hold accountable. Silence is consent.

 

LINK:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/27/U-S-Civil-Rights-Commissioner-Warns-of-Executive-Amnesty-s-Negative-Impact-on-African-Americans

 

 

USA Today’s Susan Page: Obama administration most ‘dangerous’ to media in history


Originally posted on tomfernandez28's Blog:

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By Erik Wemple October 27

At some point, a compendium of condemnations against the Obama administration’s record of media transparency (actually, opacity) must be assembled. Notable quotations in this vein come from former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who said, “It is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering”; New York Times reporter James Risen, who said, “I think Obama hates the press”; and CBS News’s Bob Schieffer, who said, “This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did, and his before that.”

USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page has added a sharper edge to this set of knives. Speaking Saturday at a White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) seminar, Page called the current White House not only “more restrictive” but also “more dangerous” to the press than any other in history, a clear reference to the Obama administration’s leak investigations…

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