Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Banana Republic USA: More Reporters Arrested in Ferguson


Granted it is not like getting your head chopped off in a promotional video for the extremist Islamist group ISIS as journalist James Foley has suffered, but the press is under attack in America as well. In the continuation of Obama's war on journalism,  more reporters were arrested or otherwise detained in Ferguson, Missouri during coverage of the civil unrest. Not that Obama, his vicious hatchet man Eric Holder or any of the heavily armed thugs that are imposing borderline martial law in Ferguson give a rat's ass but we do have this thing called the First Amendment. That one most precious of gift from the founding fathers provides a guarantee of a free press in America and therefore has been targeted for elimination.

According to an article published by CNN entitled "6 more journalists arrested in Ferguson protests":

Six journalists were taken into custody while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday and early Tuesday, aggravating what one press freedom group has called a "concerted, top-down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press."
The incidents bring the total number of journalists arrested during the mid-August protests to 11.
Other journalists reported being threatened with arrest and affected by tear-gas on Monday night. Authorities tried to restrict members of the news media to a designated area away from the protests, sometimes nicknamed a "press pen."

The latest arrests came on the same day that President Barack Obama reaffirmed his support for journalists on the ground in Ferguson. "Let me also be clear that our constitutional rights to speak freely, to assemble, and to report in the press must be vigilantly safeguarded, especially in moments like these," the President said at a Monday afternoon news conference.

The journalists arrested ranged from photographer Scott Olson of Getty Images, Breitbart.com reporter Kerry PicketRyan Devereaux from The Intercept and three Germans reporting on our sham democracy in The Homeland. These arrests followed last week’s display of militarized police assaulting and arresting two reporters. The public relations debacle included Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery whose account was published the next day.  The thug police temporarily stood down and now are trolling for any who might catch their bullying on camera. It is like we live in some sort of third world dictatorship run by a petty and petulant tin-pot despot. Whoops, we do - it is just another day in Obamastan.

Obama is a colossal hypocrite. While he recites the drivel spoon-fed to him off his handy teleprompter about letting reporters do their jobs, he continues to be the greatest enemy to press freedom  in recent history. His rotten to the core administration has been the most hostile to the press since Richard M. Nixon stalked the halls of the White House braying at demons and compiling an enemies list.  I have no doubt that Obama does these things as well. The man is a complete fascist and yet there are moronic liberals and Democrats (but I repeat myself) who still defend the slimy bastard for the same things that they wanted to see Bush swinging from the end of a rope for. Hell, Bush was like Thomas Jefferson when compared to Obama who is a one-man Constitutional wrecking crew.

And Obama can go on television, throw out his chest and vow revenge against ISIS for the beheading of Foley all the he wants. However,  when his administration is hellbent at throwing Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist James Risen into prison for doing his job it is just more of Barry’s bullshit. The next time that Obama wants to squeal for “justice” against Islamist fanatics in ISIS he should at least own up to some accountability in acknowledging that his regime is complicit in it’s creation. Obama’s failed foreign policy is what facilitated the endless flow of American funded weapons into Syria. He signed off on arming some of the most violent elements of global jihad to use as a proxy army against Bashar al Assad including al Qaeda affiliates and even admitted fucking cannibals.

In Obamastan the only time that the rights of a journalist matter is whenever dear leader can use an act of barbarism to score cheap political points in an election year. Were this still a decent country where the rule of law were honored, Mr. Obama would have been frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs by now.

I mean just how fucked up does this shit have to get before Americans EVERYWHERE rise up against it?