Desperate? Check. Crazy? Check. He forgot to mention evil and criminal. Probably just being nice to avoid an IRS audit.
The government’s efforts to snoop on Fox News reporter James Rosen during a leak investigation were broader than first revealed — extending to other Fox reporters and even included Rosen’s parents’ home on Staten Island.
The feds swept up information on several phone numbers associated with Fox News’ bureau in DC, the network confirmed, and two phone numbers likely at the White House, an analysis of new court documents reveals.
One of the phone numbers that surfaced in a government subpoena matched that of Brooklyn-born Rosen’s parents’ home on Staten Island, a source confirmed to Fox.
“My son and his wife call us all the time, and we talk about grandchildren,” Rosen’s father, Myron, told Fox. “We don’t talk about nuclear proliferation.
“The fact that they had our phone records, it shows how crazy they are, how desperate,” he fumed.
With any good fortune the Rosens have a lawsuit on their hands. Aim high, Myron. Ask for a billion dollars and work from there. You can leave it to your grandchildren.
Ironic how concerned the Obama administration is with leaks. Except for the ones that make him look good.
Consider two New York Times “scoops” during last year’s campaign. On May 29, 2012, The Times flatteringly depicted Obama deciding which overseas terror suspects would die by drone. The accounts of meetings, including quotations from the president, were attributed to “officials present.”
Three days later, The Times revealed the existence of America’s secret cyber attacks against Iran’s nuclear program. The reporter quoted the president speaking in the White House Situation Room, and described his sources as “members of the president’s national security team who were in the room.”
As Republican Rep. Pete King said at the time, attendance records exist for such meetings. An aggressive prosecutor need only put every person there under oath and ask away.
It will come as no shock that no such prosecution has taken place. Nor was there a serious probe when Obama’s aides gave secret information on the Osama bin Laden raid to a Hollywood producer.
The pattern is obvious: there are good leaks and bad leaks — depending on whether they flatter or damage Obama.