Investigators expose government’s crackdown on media and whistleblowers

The media is supposed to be a watchdog, but the pursuit of the truth has become increasingly dangerous. The Obama Administration has actively pursued and prosecuted whistleblowers to squash information “leaks” in an unprecedented fashion. Last night, For The Record investigated the story of journalist Audrey Hudson whose home was raided for information and sources that exposed illegal government activity.

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In recent years reporters investigating the federal government have had their phone records searched, been tracked and even found signs that their computers had been hacked. But what happened to investigative reporter Audrey Hudson was even more shocking. Police and federal agents raided her house, supposedly looking for a potato gun. But they walked out with notes that may have compromised confidential sources who blew the whistle on corruption.

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Hudson worked for decades as an investigative reporter, using anonymous sources to uncover corruption and incompetence in government agencies such as the federal Air Marshal program. In August of this year, police and federal agents raided her home. Their warrant said they were looking for firearms, but what they took may be another example of the government’s war on journalists and whistleblowers.

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  • Bonnie Somer

    This is y it must be done. If we do not protect it the rights given by GOD then we are in for a horror of our lives. Too much govt, as we see, is NOT THE WAY look at what communism does. The importance of being a person and individual is what makes the world what makes us who we are. Protecting the rights of the news media TV newspapers and the journalists who do that job some better than others, is our duty to a free world.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    The Police State continues to grow by the hour, and no one is doing anything to stop it. How long until the authorities decide to eliminate someone who may be a danger to them, assuming it has not already happened.

  • Anonymous

    Obama is a criminal!

  • landofaahs

    When 1 blows the whistle and it becomes 2 then 5 then 20 then 100 and soon the whole dam breaks. The president is a punk and has little power once you expose him because too many people on the left and right want these abuses exposed.

  • Anonymous

    Until American take to the streets like the Egyptians have, the
    police state will continue to grow. The vast majority of Americans have
    had this Chicago gangster up to their ears but all they are doing is writing
    angry letters or crying in their beer. Once huge protest marches begin we will
    see law enforcement and the enlisted men join the protesters because all but
    the blind are outraged by this sick s.o.b. He gets away with it because
    he has no visible opposition.

  • Kent

    Short: Description of Obama’s ‘Change’

    If the states were to convention and task, Mr. Obama may be associated to overreach and fraud that’s purpose is to subvert the classic American establishment. Policy is subordinate and representative a movement of indoctrinated intelligence and formula among Circean decerebrated members of opposite trusts to American histories. Numerous institutions and theology are motivated at administrative levels and the common economic. Misdirected process asserts opportunity in attempt to control stable contributors and independent operators. Created to steal revenues and initiate power pursuit purposing defraud and destabilizing citizen and state fundamental rights. Participating trusts standardize split accusations with false positives to persuade mediation of material proof and effect. Accompanying controllers becoming aware beyond nominal access are systematically eliminated from channel and lent discredit. Non-compliant
    response operatives’ purpose establishment protections in place to stumble
    opposing inquiry toward overreach and are relocated in rank and faded profile.
    Economic posturing and forced formulae toward limited dialogs of provability
    give subsequent deniability routes within exposure frames. Visibility scope and confirmation of process includes media carrier. Character specific assets are queued directive compliant with mechanized facility in Simonistic command
    conferences in barricade. Organizational standard credulities are surreptitious in definition subordinate to floating host independent of technological advances.

    After reading the ‘short’ called, “One description of Obama’s ‘Change’”, choose
    from the following multiple choices.

    A. Informative B. False C. True D. Good leadership

    E. a wordy story F. Credible G. Who cares H. Depressing I. Funny
    I wrote this ‘short’ from watching the news.

  • tobias smit

    This is a bit of topic but all of you have to follow up on this .It is an interview with a professor that taught Obama at Harvard. It is on BBC World, click on US and Canada hard talk. then find the interview, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24931239, this guy is nuttier then his students! but really, really dangerous so pass it on !!!!

  • Anonymous

    You know what they say about assume. You make an ass out of u and me. Where are your facts??? SnowLeper is a Starrr!!!

  • Anonymous

    This is appauling, this shouldn’t happen in America. Were are the American people on this? Why are they not storming the White House demanding accountabiliy from this administration. They bully and interagate reporters doing their jobs. This whole thing was a farce to get to this womans sources. We the American people are to busy with out own lives to pay attention to what this administration is doing behind our backs. I am screaming for people to pay attention to what this administration is doing. They are violating the law and no one is holding them accountable.

  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t it GW Bush the one that set up Homeland security? This is further proof that we have a one party system here in the USA and they work under the guise of two names, Republican and democrat party’s. They are both communist….not Social. They just keep throwing up smoke screens and diversions so that its not as obvious to most as it is to others.

  • Kent

    Seems the idea of ‘Homeland Security’ would allow a good conduit, for this ‘formula’. With the [smoke screens] and the fact people have a short memory, I feel we haven’t seen the last case like what happened to investigative reporter Audrey Hudson.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a fact, the NSA collected private information on tens of millions of Americans without a Search Warrant or Probable Cause. Here’s another one, Barry Soetoro sicced a huge, powerful Government agency, the IRS, on political opponents, including Tea Party groups and others. Here’s another, Barry took over control of two, huge private companies, GM and Chrysler, screwed their Bondholders, in violation of bankruptcy law, and then proceeded to shut down car dealers that were not Democrat. Here’s another, Dr.Ben Carson criticized Barry in a ‘prayer breakfast’ speech and was subsequently audited by the IRS. Here’s one, Gibson Guitar, a huge guitar manufacturer that happened to be owned by a Republican, had one million worth of its inventory confiscated and held indefinitely by the Federal fascists for supposedly violating an export law on the books in INDIA. Lots more… Gonzo_da-bad is a Staaaaarrr!!!

  • Anonymous

    The Tea Party had huge protests around the country, and not to mention G.Beck gathered a million(?) people in D.C., but protesting doesn’t impress community organizers, b/c previous is their stock-in-trade for pushing their Marxist rot on the majority. Commie parasites won’t willingly let go of the host, but must be forcibly removed. Hopefully the upcoming Midterms will start the process…

  • Anonymous

    November 18th & 19th at the white house, C’MON EVERYONE COME !!
    MILLION TRUCKER’S & BIKER’S & VETERANS …..

  • Anonymous

    UNCONSTITUTIONAL & NOONE IS ACCOUNTABLE !

    WHAT IS NEXT ? PROTEST FIERCELY…

    November 18th & 19th at the white house, C’MON EVERYONE COME !!
    MILLION TRUCKER’S & BIKER’S & VETERANS ….

  • Anonymous

    We must have some honest men to lead us to IMPEACH OBAMA !

  • Watch it

    This guy Unger is dead on with what he says about Obama at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01lmglk at time mark 3:20, for the last 22 seconds of the video.

  • Guest

    During the Clinton administration there were bodies.

  • Kent

    This is why we celebrate Veterans Day. You know the saying, ‘If a tree falls in a forest, and there isn’t a person to hear it, does it make a sound?’ The dead are like trees if there is no one to tell their’ story. Freedom isn’t free.