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Official Greg Hardy Thread

Today, 07:44 AM

Have you had enough yet?

Peter King: Cam Newton virtually assured of starting next week.

07 September 2014 - 07:01 PM

Just on NBC.

The U.S. government’s creeping war on journalists

22 August 2014 - 11:03 AM

 

As states move to hide details of government deals with Wall Street, and as politicians come up with new arguments to defend secrecy, a study released earlier this month revealed that many government information officers block specific journalists they don’t like from accessing information. The news comes as 47 federal inspectors general sent a letter to lawmakers criticizing “serious limitations on access to records” that they say have “impeded” their oversight work.

The data about public information officers was compiled over the past few years by Kennesaw State University professor Dr. Carolyn Carlson. Her surveys found that 4 in 10 public information officers say “there are specific reporters they will not allow their staff to talk to due to problems with their stories in the past.”

“That horrified us that so many would do that,” Carlson told the Columbia Journalism Review, which reported on her presentation at the July conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Carlson has conducted surveys of journalists and public information officers since 2012. In her most recent survey of 445 working journalists, four out of five reported that “their interviews must be approved” by government information officers, and “more than half of the reporters said they had actually been prohibited from interviewing [government] employees at least some of the time by public information officers.”

 

it coincides with the war on whistle blowers.  pretty impressive from the most transparent admin.


New OKC Bombing Trial Set to Begin July 28 in Salt Lake City

09 July 2014 - 09:45 AM

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Unbeknownst to most Americans, a new trial to determine the fate of video footage recorded by security cameras in downtown Oklahoma City prior to 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, is set to begin July 28 in federal court in Salt Lake City. Why a new trial? Because FBI officials have, for more than five years, refused to hand over copies of that footage, and a federal judge seems to have a problem with that.

The plaintiff in the case, Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue, hopes the trial before Judge Clark Waddoups in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division, will resolve his long-running legal battle with the FBI over the videotape footage he believes will help him unravel the mystery surrounding the death of his brother, Kenneth Trentadue, while also shedding light on the identity of the man referred to as “John Doe #2″ during the chaotic days following the bombing. Kenneth Trentadue died under suspicious circumstances while in custody at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City several months after the horrific events unfurled in in downtown Oklahoma City.

Via the Freedom of Information Act, Jesse Trentadue has spent most of the past five years trying to obtain copies of the videotape images captured by more than 20 surveillance cameras operating in the vicinity of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City prior to the detonation of the truck bomb that killed 168 people and injured nearly 700 others.

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The Release of NSA Surveillance Victims is Imminent

27 May 2014 - 08:02 PM

http://www.realclear...nce_122747.html

Whether you leaned left or right, sided with occupy or the tea party, displayed any public dissent regardless of the cause, you could of had your civil rights shattered. So what happens next? More than likely nothing. What if you made the list? How do you feel knowing that the government views you as a threat?

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