Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rosen sought leaks in order to influence foreign policy

This week the Washington Post broke the story about Fox News reporter James Rosen being investigated due to national security leaks he received from State Department employee Stephen Jin-Woo Kim. Their reporting was based on an affidavit submitted to a federal judge seeking a search warrant for Rosen's email. The WaPo article links to and quotes heavily from the affidavit.

Tommy Christopher reviewed the affidavit and noticed something pretty interesting. In an email to Kim, Rosen lays out what it is he wants to accomplish with the information he receives.
Let’s break some new[s], and expose muddle-headed policy when we see it – or force the administration’s hand to go in the right direction, if possible.
Can we finally dispense with the "whistleblower" crap? Its interesting to me that WaPo left that little bombshell out of their article.

One other thing that struck sounds like Rosen knew Kim enough to be confident that they were of like mind when it comes to what the "right direction" would be. So regarding Kim - can you spell M.O.L.E?

1 comment:

  1. FUX is not a legitimate news service. To pretend that this is about journalistic freedom or integrity. FUX serves as the propaganda arm of the Republican Party-and for some powerful corporate interests.

    This was politically motivated and not in any way in service of the public's interest or right to know.