The Justice Department is breaking all kinds of amendment rights! As a journalist, you have the right to keep your sources and material to yourself, but of course the government in this great U.S.A. – the main ones who are suppose to abide by it – doesn’t understand that. To catch you all up; the people of Washington had received some information that Fox journalist, James Rosen was a part of some correspondent’s conversations and visits as part of an investigation into a possible leak in the department, which is why they secretly – at one point – took two months worth of phone records from the Associated Press (probably THE top leading news source). Now, they’ve taken records dealing with Rosen. The FBI is saying that for a story, Rosen broke the law by, “at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator.”
This has the potential to go down in history, since there has never been a journalist whose been prosecuted for publishing information on a story from a secret source.
Executive VP, Michael Clemente of Fox News has Rosen’s back all the way. Drop down bottom and see what he had to say.
“We are outraged to learn today that James Rosen was named a criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter,” Clemente said. “In fact, it is downright chilling. We will unequivocally defend his right to operate as a member of what up until now has always been a free press.”