Leakers are on notice, but the press only has eyes for itself – UPDATE


Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats held a press conference a short time ago to discuss the staggering number of illegal leaks plaguing this Administration.

And they couldn’t have been more clear.

Leakers are on notice.

Whether you are in the intelligence community, the White House or in Congress, if you leak, they will find you and they will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.

I’ve included the entire press conference below.

But before you watch it, you have to watch this segment from the end.

Pay attention to what Dan Coats says. Then listen for the reporter’s whining questions as they leave.

Did you hear the whiny reporter?

“Gentlemen are you saying you will you jail journalists? Mr. Attorney General, do you plan to prosecute journalists?”

Can you believe this imbecile?

Clean the cotton out of your ears, you idiot!

Journalists aren’t the ones who are the leakers.

Journalists benefit from leakers. But they’re not the ones who are betraying their oath and their duty by leaking classified and sensitive information to the press.

Did she not listen to a single word either Coats or Sessions said?

It’s clear as a bell. The targets of this investigation are the freaking leakers – not the self-centered, self-important reporters.

Good grief.

But you know why she screamed that out, don’t you?

Once again, journalists have decided to make themselves the story. How many times have I said that in the last several months?

And the reason this dummy shouted out those questions is that is precisely how the press is going to spin this news conference: it’s all about them.

They want the idea planted in your head that this investigation into the leakers is an attempt to undermine the Freedom of the Press.

It’ll play perfectly into their “Trump is a fascist who wants to silence the press” narrative.

It doesn’t matter that nothing Sessions or Coats said is in any way in keeping with this narrative.

This is the narrative they’re going to go with.

Honestly, once you understand how underhanded and self-centered these assholes are, their entire playbook becomes as obvious as unsightly mole in the middle of someone’s face.

(And you wondered if I would ever get around to mentioning Obama on his birthday)

Trust me. This is how they’re going to spin this for the rest of the damn day. Because no matter what happens, these idiots just can’t stop making themselves the story.

But it isn’t about them.

It’s about people within this government actively and knowingly breaking the law.

So do yourself a favor. Ignore their spin and watch the whole news conference yourself.

Because, contrary to what the Fake News may believe, you are a hell of a lot smarter than they are.

Let this be a reminder to never doubt me.

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7 thoughts on “Leakers are on notice, but the press only has eyes for itself – UPDATE

  • August 4, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    It sounded like the question was: “Do you intend to prosecute journalists?”. Are journalists somehow exempt from the laws that govern the rest of us or are they only exempt from those against treason and sedition? We know they can lie and create *Fake News* under the first amendment so how far do they really think they can go?

  • August 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    In some cases, prosecuting the journalist may be the right thing to do. If you are approached by anyone and offered information you know to be classified, your first duty is to report it! Not in the newspaper, but to the FBI, NCIS, whatever enforcement agency would normally deal with the type of information you are being offered. To do any less, you are aiding and abetting a criminal.

    I work with classified information as part of my job. I have held a security clearance for 20+ years! If I took the information I work with to a reporter, and he or she does not turn me in to law enforcement, they are no better than the traitor that initially stole the information.

    • August 4, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      Nice to have your take. And, yeah. I agree that any journalist that is knowingly disseminating classified information should be held accountable. What irritates me about that reporter is all she could ask about was the press, the press, the press. Their insistence on making everything about themselves is irksome and counterproductive. This news conference was about the people who are leaking. They’re trying to shut off the spigot. And everything both Sessions and Coats said had to do with that. But still it was, “What about us?!” They’re too self-absorbed to behave any other way.

  • August 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    What a bunch of self centered, egotistical airheads! “Excuse me, excuse me, may I have your attention? I just love attention!” The driving force and mission of the fourth estate is supposed to be dedicated to helping insure we, as a nation, have a rational, informed electorate. Instead we have a news conglomerate that has run rampant with disinformation and vile purpose! This nation cannot survive unless integrity is jammed down the throats of those newsreaders and copywriters responsible for this travesty. May they choke on their own words! Perhaps then we can reinvent the fourth estate and once again have an informed nation where our citizens can make rational decisions.

  • August 5, 2017 at 1:23 am

    In the mid-80s, Fred Friendly hosted a series of three PBS seminars dealing with The News Media and the Military. Top executives/editors and journalists from the media, recently retired government cabinet members, military officers, and judges made up his panels of a dozen or so experts for each seminar. I remember when Friendly offered the following historical situation:
    During WWII, theater of war journalists were constantly frustrated by the censorship imposed by the military. That frustration reached a crescendo that Eisenhower couldn’t handle anymore. So on a particular day, he called in all the journalists to his operations briefing room. In front of them was a wall with a large curtain over it. Ike told them he was tired of their constant complaining so he decided he was going to give them a story. He pulled open the curtain and there was a map of Sicily with large arrows, symbols, etc. “Tomorrow,” Ike said, “we are invading Sicily. There’s your story. If you print it, many thousands of GIs will die.” And with that he left. The journalists had the story of their lives, but no one would print it — they did their patriotic duty and sat on the story until after the operation had begun.
    Friendly asked his panel how they would react in such a situation today. Each news journalist, editor, executive said the same thing, “We’d print it. The people have a right to know.” That seminar was in 1984. What’s happening today is nothing new — the sense of patriotic duty within the media has been dead for a long time.

  • August 5, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I’m at a loss here as to why ‘she’ shouted out her stupidity! Do they not ever THINK before they actually speak?? ‘She’ and the rest of her comrades in the Lame Excuse for News knows full well that they WILL run any classified info given them. “She” is just wondering if Sessions was going to prosecute them for it. Can the left get any more self-centered and brain dead?
    I’m sure Mr. Session heard that parting shot and burst into gales of laughter, thinking that same thing! Also thinking “Why yeah brain dead libturd, I meant you and yeah, I’ll prosecute you!

  • August 7, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Having served in submarines, I know for a fact the need to keep certain information classified is a life or death matter, and that those in the press should consider first if the public (including our enemies) REALLY needs to know the facts right this second!

    During WW2, Congressman Andrew May is credited with sinking ten U.S. submarines.

    Visiting Pearl Harbor, he was briefed that the Japanese had no idea how deep our submarines could go and set their depth charges too shallow.
    He reported this interesting fact in a press gathering on his return home which was duly printed.
    Of course, the Japanese picked up this fact and reset their depth charges.
    A loss of 800 men to other men’s ego.


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