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Obama Admin Also Spied on JOURNALISTS. A Special FISA Was Developed Just For Them. :-)

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posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:13 AM
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a reply to: DJW001



And there goes the line that the whole point was to establish an office bent on witch hunting journalists that fall out of line.





posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:14 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: DJW001

This is just like when people said that Obama's first act as President involved sealing important records. When in truth that EO was actually undoing a Bush era EO and it made it easier to access to presidential records.


Exactly. National security sometimes requires that journalist's sources be discovered. This memo makes it harder to abuse that excuse.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss


And there goes the line that the whole point was to establish an office bent on witch hunting journalists that fall out of line.


Says you. Do you have X-ray vision or what?



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

So it says on the facade (where they couldnt barely make it a half page before having to CENSOR it.

This is the freaking government, war mongering rights trampling Two Party hatchetmen we're talking about.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:17 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: introvert

The concern has to do with investigating leaks. It is not about harassment.


Specifically, it's about investigating potential ties members of the media may have with foreign individuals outlined in the FISA Act.

Moreover, the source specifically states that the review of such applications should be reviewed much more often than a traditional FISA application.

So I think it is safe to say that this issue is not being presented in complete context.
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posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:24 AM
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The first frickin paragraph has snip censored out.

What would that be for if not for nefarious means. Its not like it'd fall under National Security. Like OMG Russia might find out about them watching journalists, as if they wouldnt know about it if they actually cared. Guaranteed thats there to protect themselves from US.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:26 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: DJW001

The first frickin paragraph has snip censored out.

What would that be for if not for nefarious means. Its not like it'd fall under National Security. Like OMG Russia might find out about them watching journalists, as if they wouldnt know about it if they actually cared. Guaranteed thats there to protect themselves from US.


That's a logical fallacy. It's called an appeal to or argument from ignorance.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:29 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: DJW001

The first frickin paragraph has snip censored out.

What would that be for if not for nefarious means. Its not like it'd fall under National Security. Like OMG Russia might find out about them watching journalists, as if they wouldnt know about it if they actually cared. Guaranteed thats there to protect themselves from US.


So... you want less review of FISA ruling?



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:33 AM
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Now look at this related document, like 90% of it is blocked out:
www.documentcloud.org.../p1

Here's how it works: you make a document and in the first paragraph make it sound like 'improvements' to any potentially criticizing eyes. Then you go on to lay out a whole new machination hell bent on the subject. Pork barrel some extra stuff in there to backdoor 'other stuff' that it supposedly was all about blocking in the first place, or whatever. Then when you "release" the document alarmists wont be able to ascertain what the hell actually happened and pacifists will have just the right pieces defend defend defend the thang (generally by trying to keep the discussion zoomed completely into the specific case, and not the bigger picture / the complete related track record of the topic.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Do you understand what SECRET/NOFORN means? Apparently not.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:36 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Now look at this related document, like 90% of it is blocked out:
www.documentcloud.org.../p1

Here's how it works: you make a document and in the first paragraph make it sound like 'improvements' to any potentially criticizing eyes. Then you go on to lay out a whole new machination hell bent on the subject. Pork barrel some extra stuff in there to backdoor 'other stuff' that it supposedly was all about blocking in the first place, or whatever. Then when you "release" the document alarmists wont be able to ascertain what the hell actually happened and pacifists will have just the right pieces defend defend defend the thang (generally by trying to keep the discussion zoomed completely into the specific case, and not the bigger picture / the complete related track record of the topic.


Can you prove that is the case here, or are you using more appeals to ignorance to paint the picture you want others to see?



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Now look at this related document, like 90% of it is blocked out:
www.documentcloud.org.../p1

Here's how it works: you make a document and in the first paragraph make it sound like 'improvements' to any potentially criticizing eyes. Then you go on to lay out a whole new machination hell bent on the subject. Pork barrel some extra stuff in there to backdoor 'other stuff' that it supposedly was all about blocking in the first place, or whatever. Then when you "release" the document alarmists wont be able to ascertain what the hell actually happened and pacifists will have just the right pieces defend defend defend the thang (generally by trying to keep the discussion zoomed completely into the specific case, and not the bigger picture / the complete related track record of the topic.


Can you prove that is the case here, or are you using more appeals to ignorance to paint the picture you want others to see?


"Ignorance" is literally his first name.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

These documents are only even specific to their foreigners excuse for witch hunting journalists. As if its the only work they did in such regards. Look at Obama's record against journalists & whistleblowers.
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posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:42 AM
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When hasnt it always been the case? Like anything along these lines was any better post-Dubya. Like they're any better now?? Obama handed Trump all that "Department of Ministry of Truth" machinery when He left, hell signing the 'completed' version was one of His finals acts. And if anything these documents here are part of the buildup to that.

Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act

Like that, its list of precursors, was a good thing.


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posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:45 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001

"Ignorance" is literally his first name.


So as "critical thinking" is your last one?




posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

So you prefer foreign propaganda?



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:46 AM
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Headline: Obama spy program more intensive than Josef Stalin's
Read in to that what you will.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:46 AM
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When hasnt it always been the case?


Another argument from ignorance.



Like anything along these lines was any better post-Dubya. Like they're any better now??


Ok. I'm not sure anyone has presented an argument about when anything was "better". I know I did not. So I am unsure of it's relevance.



Obama handed Trump all that "Department of Ministry of Truth" machinery when He left, hell signing the 'completed' version was one of His finals acts. And if anything these documents here are part of the buildup to that.


Ok. Sure.

I cannot comment on your opinion.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:46 AM
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originally posted by: vinifalou

originally posted by: DJW001

"Ignorance" is literally his first name.


So as "critical thinking" is your last one?



Yes. I always encourage critical thinking. That seems to drive some people nuts.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 07:47 AM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Headline: Obama spy program more intensive than Josef Stalin's
Read in to that what you will.


What? Can you cite some facts to support that?



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