sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Will DOJ Target Bloggers Next?

The question has been floating around every since President Obama made a call for liberal bloggers to enter the arena shortly after his first election to office. At the time, it seemed that conservatives outnumbered liberals in the blogging world by more than 20 to 1. As we all know, liberals don't need bloggers. They can tune their televisions to any one of a number of mainstream outlets or read the New York Times if they want to know what President Obama wants them to be told. The mainstream media is known to be little more than a mouthpiece for the White House and a delivery system for Party propaganda. 

Conservatives don't have nearly as many places to go to find out what's really happening, thus the emergence of 'bloggers'. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), expressed doubt (above) as to whether bloggers deserve constitutional protection for their work online.

Does the recent attack on the press (AP, Fox and CBS Sharyl Atttkisson) portend Attorney General Eric Holder targeting and wiretapping bloggers--slyly suggesting that they're all engaged in some species of espionage since they part ways with the Obama Administration on political issues? The short answer is that I doubt it because there are a LOT of bloggers and DOJ isn't presently big enough.

However, there is also the IRS. DOJ isn't the only arrow in the Obama Administration's quiver. In the case of the Freedom of the Press Scandal, President Obama asked Attorney General Holder to investigate himself and then let the president and the country know whether Holder felt that he did anything wrong. With that sort of oversight for abuse, there is not much practical confidence remaining in the validity of the Bill of Rights.