Sharyl Attkisson: Obama Administration Treats Journalists Like ‘Enemies of the State’
(Daily Signal) – Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson accused the Obama administration of stifling press freedom by systematically cracking down on reporters—even treating them like enemies.
“If you cross this administration with perfectly accurate reporting they don’t like, you will be attacked and punished,” Attkisson said. “You and your sources may be subjected to the kind of surveillance devised for enemies of the state.”
Attkisson, a senior independent contributor to The Daily Signal, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday about the Department of Justice’s treatment of journalists under outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.
Loretta Lynch’s nomination to replace Holder is awaiting Senate confirmation, prompting Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to call on Attkisson to give her own personal account of troubles with the Justice Department.
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Sheriff Clarke Slams Eric Holder: He ‘s Caused a ‘Rallying Cry for Cop-Haters Across America’
(Biz Pac Review) – Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke wants to make sure President Obama’s attorney general nominee is more police-friendly than her predecessor, Eric Holder.
While testifying at Loretta Lynch’s Senate confirmation hearings Thursday, Clarke excoriated Holder for his contempt toward law enforcement, according to Fox News.
“The incendiary rhetoric used by Eric Holder created the pathway for a false narrative that then became the rallying cry for cop-haters across America,” Clarke said. “It sparked unjustified hatred towards America’s law enforcement agencies and its officers.”
“Without a shred of evidence, a broad brush has been used to unfairly malign the reputation of the profession of policing in the United States,” he added, rejecting any assertion that cops target blacks. “That claim is patently false. And I reject out of hand the mere suggestion of it. If I’m wrong, then someone needs to show me the evidence.”
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