Chuck Todd: DOJ trying to intimidate whistleblowers by seizing AP phone records, says Obama admin owes explanation

The DOJ seizing phone records from the AP has clearly hit the media right in the stomach, and it should. Chuck Todd was discussing it this morning and he says the Obama administration owes everyone an explanation on this, calling it “chilling” and suggesting it is merely a way for the DOJ to intimidate whistleblowers.


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  • Kelly60

    And media is surprised why…?

  • BiscuitCrumbs

    no matter what the excuse

  • Rshill7

    When covering for a rabid dog, one shouldn’t be surprised at getting bit…right in the crotch.
    One little ouchy for the press, 5 years of ouchies for the citizenry.
    “Hey, can you hear us now?! OUCH!
    Now sink this son-of-a-commie!
    “Torpedo tubes ready… Fire one! Fire two!”

  • TinaG123

    So now the media is awake to Obama’s tactics. Where were they when one of the Benghazi whistleblowers mentioned he was demoted. Whatever explanation Obama gives like always the media will believe him.

    • 1vote

      TinaG123 I wouldn’t really say “awake”.  They will just roll over and go back to sleep.
      This our-of-control government needs radical surgery NOW!

    • Orangeone

      TinaG123 Where were they when Tea Party organizations said they were being intimidated that the IRS document demands were “chilling”?  Crickets until it hits them in their professions, now it suddenly matters.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Wake up MSM!

  • TinaG123

    Yes they are, and I don’t feel sorry for them. They sat back and pushed Obama’s lies and said nothing when Obama attacked us, but when he is caught snooping on them they get mad.

  • temi227

    And they call us the paranoid ones.  Makes me wonder why they fear whisleblowers so much.  How much more junk are they hiding?

  • 1vote

    Chuck f’n Todd just walked out on the f’n plank.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      1vote Agreed, Obama and his minions will make sure he pays for his insubordination.

  • enoughofthenonsense

    This is as big a story as the other two if not BIGGER….Some say they are afraid of Biden being President but he is too stupid to be doing this type of stuff
    Holder must resign….”fast and furious” and now THIS?   WTF?

  • SigEliteDark

    The MSM is finally realizing that they are apparatchiks, useful idiots for this administration, who are being discarded by the narcissist-in-chief.

  • colliemum

    Aww, Chucky – intimidation of potential whistleblowers or reporters is all you can come up with?
    What about a breach of the 1st Amendment? You have heard of that, haven’t you?
    And would you have said the same if the phones and e-mails at Breitbart had been hacked? Of course not.
    What does this administration have to do to make you drop your rose-tinted glasses?
    Btw – I bet the phones of reporters of other news organisations were tapped as well, FOX for sure …

  • The Sentinel

    My wife was listening to/watching MSLSD this morning. It’s interesting that even these losers are covering this and are angry.
    However, once again… they were more forgiving at times than they had a right to be.
    I hope this is a straw that breaks Obama’s back… he’ll be fighting his war without air cover if he loses the media. AND THAT’S HUGE!!!

    • colliemum

      The Sentinel  I’m afraid I’m too cynical to believe the POS will lose the MSM. Holder will make a statement blaming some underlings, and saying it was in the interest of the State – and they’ll all row back and nod their heads and say that’s ok then, you’re forgiven, and please keep shining on us …

      • TinaG123

        Obama is going to say he knew nothing about what the DOJ did, and he will invoke Bush. Holder will blame a lower level employee and say they have resigned.

        • Orangeone

          TinaG123 He will invoke Executive Privilege to protect Holder.  We need to know which Judge issued the warrants and subpoenas.

        • TinaG123

          Jarrett loves Eric Holder, so Obama will definetly pull out everything to protect him. The AP is pretty mad, so Obama will have to pull out all the stops to win that outlet over again.

      • colliemum The Sentinel   Not this time mum.  The tide turned when his band of believers realized that they too were subject to the overview of  Obama’s Stalinesque paranoia.   Realizing that they too might be on the chopping block has rattled them.  Give it some time, and don’t be too cynical.  Guarded optimism is my mental state and I intend to enjoy the unraveling of the regime as what now becomes Obamagate take center stage.

    • 1vote

      The Sentinel Ovama is as white as snow.  It was the “underlings”, acting all by their lonesome.

    • Orangeone

      The Sentinel They are only angry because it has hit them now. They don’t give a rip when it hurts the Tea Party or taxpayers.

  • Orangeone

    Stay tuned, the Admin also required that the press use their computers too!

  • Matt2Matt

    Maybe now the corrupt media will revisit Fast and Furious, and Obama’s “Disposition Matrix” to see what they missed on those scandals?  Nah…

  • kong1967

    Does anyone have any doubts what kind of dictator Obama would be?  He’s way out of control with all the checks and balances of power that we DO have, and I don’t have any doubts that he would be a Hitler or a Stalin if he had the ability to do it.  They better impeach him now or we are going to be in serious trouble before he’s out in four years.

  • YoJoe

    I would guess Chuck Todd’s contract is coming up for renewal 
    He may jump ship from MSLSD

    • Citizenvetusa

      Manufactured Socialist News Bourgeois Communists

  • TinaG123

    The moral of the story is what is done in the dark(IRS, Benghazi, HHS, DOJ. DOE) will always come to light.

    • PNWShan

      TinaG123 I’m glad it’s coming to light, but I’m concerned that stories like this will cow the media and whistleblowers even more. I just don’t see this Administration giving up now that the light’s shining on them. Sure, they’ll scurry for darkness just like cockroaches when you flip the switch, but they’re angry and they will use other ways to control the media and us.

  • badbadlibs

    This is rich! These ovomit boot lickers like todd are now complaining the Marxist they helped elect is now turning on them! HA HA HA…..Sounds like he’s choking on the rotten meal he helped order up for all of us! Stupid todd, what a cry baby.

  • DizzyMissL

    I don’t think Mika said one word today

    • badbadlibs

      DizzyMissL If I would have known that, I might have even tuned it just to watch to see what that was like!

  • gsmith_62

    So, who is the judge who approved the tap?  When will Holder be held to account?
    Sheesh, this truly is worse than Nixon’s “enemies list”.

  • mike3e4r7

    were the conversations actually tapped or did they just keep records of who was calling who?

    • bookmoviegeek

      mike3e4r7 heres a quote from the fox news article, 
      The AP disclosed the department’s actions Monday afternoon, revealing that the news service had recently learned the department obtained records listing outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of AP reporters and various AP offices. In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012.

      Read more:

  • mike3e4r7

    “Oh Chuck, you’re incorrigable”!

  • SheerPolitics

    Oh boy it’s fun to see the press going after Carney today. On the AP matter, Carney keeps squeaking saying he can’t comment on a specific investigation because of national security. Obama sure didn’t care about national security when it came to bragging about getting Bin Laden and Seal Team Six! And he is absolutely sticking to saying “IF” when it comes to the IRS admission even though the IRS admitted it!!

  • mokadokado

    Oh my God , this just went nuclear.   TAPPING journalist phones AT the Capitol building.

    Obasma and Biden MUST resign to avert a revolution.  Period

  • patriot077

    poljunke What is on Chucky’s dinner menu?  Rolls of Tums with Pepto Bismol chasers!

  • mikemc1970

    Yeah Todd, it’s really outrageous. Glad you and the rest of the Pravda press have pulled their noses out of Obama’s rear long enough to realize he’s defecating on you.

  • njmom

    MSM is now worried and watch Obama do the same thing to them as he has to the GOP. Let’s see how they handle this.

  • ConservativeFromHell

    The dictator is trying, just like all tyrants do, to intimidate his opposition into silence and take away their defenses at the same time.  He was rolling along quite well with the help of his progressive lapdogs in the press corps until he got just a leeeeetle too paranoid and damaged his master/pet relationship with the MSM.

  • volgeek

    What do you expect from a Chicago politician?

  • DarkKnight2016


  • Awwww, the poor babies at the mainstream media are shocked, shocked mind you, that this is one of the most corrupt administrations in history. Where were they right after the attack on Benghazi, where four Americans were murdered? Where was all the fact checking, the digging, the news reporting from the mainstream media? Nowhere, and if it wasn’t for FOX News and one lady at CBS keeping the story alive, it would have been forgotten by the mainstream media and the full weight of the scandal never would have been known. But now that THEY are the targets of the Obama administration, they are upset. Well pardon me if I can’t get too worked up over it. I’m still wondering why they didn’t care about the murders of four Americans.

  • doofuschmartz

    I posted this the other day on another thread, I do not believe for a minute that Obama’s ability to control the media comes from vague sources of nepotism here and there. Although those people working for his administration don’t hurt, I believe his real control comes from his having used Chicago-style strong-arm, blackmail tactics on key people in high and mid-level places to do his dirty work. We may never know who they are because they don’t want their dirty laundry exposed, or they may start coming out of the woodwork anyway even if it means losing their reputations or humiliating themselves…time will tell…God is in complete control!!!

  • MarieCowsert1

    2 big stories going on right now….AP and IRS……….wonder why.  Take focus off of Benghazi?  Toooo coincidental for me…