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-- for -- on our colleague James Rosen a lot more than we thought earlier.
Court documents reveal the Justice Department -- the records belonging to several Fox News phone lines and even a home phone number of james' parents.
Monica Crowley radio talk show host Fox's contributor with renowned studio Myron Rosen is an attorney by the way change grosans father.
-- -- how crazy are -- how desperate we talk about our grandchildren.
I am not yet we're not talking nuclear proliferation.
With our grandson he said that it -- -- -- it which you believe that this story could get lost in the shuffle.
Why would I worry a little bit about that because we have been -- which to my mind is the biggest scandal of the mall because we have four dead Americans.
We also have the IRS scandal which issued to the most politically toxic to the Obama administration and not touches every American because we're talking about the IRS being misuse possibly.
In this case though this goes right to the core of the First Amendment and that's why worry that it's going to get a little lost here.
Members of the press now are beginning to wake up to this this is a direct assault on the First Amendment.
This is say an assault on press freedoms you cannot have a healthy and functioning republic.
As we have always had.
Bill if you don't have a free -- But the administration is accused of doing here not just with our pal James Rosen but with the Associated Press isn't over broad.
I attempt to surveil them so it's not just going after one phone line may be one set of business emails.
This is an over a broad.
The Associated Press twenty phone lines over hundred reporters and editors.
Being surveillance particularly -- it's -- -- pretty -- and his parents his personal email his personal cell phone.
Just to pick up on your point about other media Eugene Robinson writer for the Washington Post it.
You could put him in the fan category I think he is defended the White House -- for five years this is what he writes.
Before President Obama took office the espionage Jack had been used to prosecute because of a grand total of three times -- -- -- a hundred years by the way.
Including the 1971 case of Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers Obama's Justice Department has used the -- six times.
Yes and what's interesting about this is that the Obama team has looked like they have -- the use of the espionage attacks so in the past.
You mention the Pentagon papers.
They have -- action after the actually -- and there are two issues here one is the danger of leaking national security secrets which is incredibly serious.
We saw this during the bush years with their counterterrorism policies rendition interrogation black site.
Those things got leaked to be put American national security endanger an endangered Americans.
So those things should be investigated but what team Obama seems to have done here.
Is flip that and not just gone after the -- -- Of these state secrets.
But gone after that journalists as well what he had for so that comes to what would be the effect of that knowing that there are so many hot stories that have yet to be.
Here's final here after -- -- -- here's the danger of this and this is why this is so worrisome and should concern every American.
This is gangster style intimidation.
And it's meant to try to how that it's not covering stories that may not put the Obama administration and White House in the best light but there's something else.
It was also designs to potentially Silas possible whistle blowers -- there on Ben -- weather on the prior arrests whether on god knows her life.
Take your Brothers are going to go public this may give them.
Pause pause or figured out and whether that -- -- quickly New York Times editorial board from yesterday Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets.
To threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather.
New York Times New York Times that Washington Post.
Up papers across the country that have generally been very supportive of President Obama.
Now are saying this is a bridge too far because now you're endangering our business and you're endangering the person that it -- something -- -- your point to about the whistle blowers and something to watch as well thank you Monica you've got Monica Crowley in studio Martha.
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