Trump Fascism

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    No, fascism is the old fascism.
     
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    Obama, whose administration prosecuted and spied on reporters, claims Trump is very bad for criticizing newsrooms
    by Becket Adams
    | September 07, 2018 04:46 PM
    said at the time, “We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent. As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House, we don’t need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organizations behave.”

    That language about "legitimate news organizations" and "opponents" is only different from the things Trump says by degree, not by kind.

    In 2010, the Obama administration renewed the bogus Bush-era subpoena against the New York Times' James Risen in a prolonged attempt to determine whether the reporter was the recipient of leaked CIA information. In February 2011, federal investigators were revealed to have spied on Risen. Federal investigators pored over Risen's credit reports and his personal bank records. The feds even tracked his phone logs and movements.

    Later, in 2012, Fox was mysteriously excluded from a White House conference call pertaining to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Fox was also excluded from an all-network CIA briefing regarding the attacks.

    In 2013, the Obama Justice Department labeled then-Fox News reporter James Rosen a “criminal co-conspirator” under the Espionage Act of 1917. And all because the reporter used a State Department contractor as a source for a story. Rosen was also labeled a "flight risk."

    The Justice Department seized the records of at least five phone lines connected to Fox News. The federal law enforcement agency even seized the phone records of Rosen’s parents. The FBI also got a warrant to search Rosen's emails from 2010.

    In May 2013, the Associated Press revealed that the Justice Department had secretly collected two months' worth of personal and work-related phone calls made by AP reporters and editors.

    Federal officials secretly obtained records on incoming and outgoing calls made by specific AP journalists, as well as general news staff, the news group reported, potentially compromising many sources totally unrelated to the investigation. Federal investigators even collected data on calls made by AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery.

    In 2014, the Obama administration set the record for denying the most Freedom of Information Act requests of any administration. It topped this feat in 2015.

    There are only two actions that the Trump administration has taken that can be compared to the Obama-era war on the press. First, the Trump White House barred a CNN reporter in July from a Rose Garden event. Second, the Trump Justice Department seized electronic correspondences between New York Times reporter Ali Watkins and her ex-lover, former Senate Intelligence Committee aide James Wolfe.

    Other than the fact that Obama has an extraordinarily ugly legacy of anti-press behavior, he made some great points Friday. He never actually called the news media the “enemy of the people.” He and his lieutenants simply prosecuted and spied on reporters, all while claiming Fox is "an opponent" and not “ really a news station.”

    Obama, whose administration prosecuted and spied on reporters, claims Trump is very bad for criticizing newsrooms

    Were you just as outraged?
     
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    No, fascism is what Trump is doing. If Obama had done this you'd call him a dictator.
     
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    Obama didn't have a hostile media 24/7 trying to have him and his entire family thrown in prison for treason.
     
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    LOL someday you might learn to think for yourself, better finish high school first.
     
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    Fascists started off calling the free media as fake news. Then they shut down the media. In its place they created Fascist media.
     
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    Knee jerk childish retort. You lose.
     
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    Arthur Schwartz looks like Assad. Assad looks awfully European. I bet he is just a white European Nazi that stayed in Syria with the Nazi invaders of the Mideast.
     
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    There was no cause to consider Obama engaged in treason, nor in any felony - in office or out. Trump on the other hand may have engaged in high crimes in office and felonies when in business.
     
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    Op is a worthless leftist traitor commie hack. Most likely rooted for the NVA back in the day.
     
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