Prosecutor Going After FOX News is Big Obama Donor

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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In some other universe this would be shocking. In this universe it’s par for the course, and I don’t mean the golf course, but the guy who makes the golf course his second home.

The US Attorney for the District of Columbia, Ronald C. Machen – the man responsible for the aggressive surveillance and phone record scrutiny at Fox News – is also a big donor to the Obama Campaigns. At the time of his appointment, the Washington Post wrote a profile on Machen including this tidbit:

Over the years, he has donated $4,350 to Obama’s campaigns. He gave $250 to Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2003, a year before Obama, then an Illinois state senator, emerged on the nation’s political radar, according to campaign finance records.

Furthermore, in June of 2012, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) questioned Attorney General Eric Holder about the appointment of Mr. Machen to head-up the leaks investigation. During the questioning Sen. Cornyn revealed that not only was Machen a donor to the Obama campaign, he was also a volunteer for Obama for America.

Well as usual, nothing to see here. Just a political crony ruthlessly going after an investigative reporter working for an opposition media outlet using the full force of the law in a completely unprecedented way.

It’s completely normal. In Venezuela.

Cornyn called into question whether he could conduct the leaks investigation in a fair and non-partisan way. Watch the exchange here:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    I'm shocked, SHOCKED I tell you!

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Thugs behave on point, and it matters not a whit whether they are gangbangers or thugs in suits. It is decidedly the case that Obama Inc is akin to a Mafia cartel, and they can teach the "made men" a thing or two about breaking knee caps, even if done inside the Beltway.

    As such, expect more of the same from his henchmen, and the DOJ should be the first outfit to fall – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/05/16/sheep-to-the-

    They truly believe that American citizens are their sheep, to do with as they see fit.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • SoCalMike

    Dems use the government as a blunt instrument to attack and bludgeon political opposition and Repubes will never call for heads to roll.
    They need the formality of an investigation to hide behind.

  • soundnfury

    It's not a stretch to conclude that this prosecutor is acting out of racial loyalty, as much as political loyaly, to Obama.

  • Brujo Blanco

    Communists like Obama want to control the flow of information. Fox provides information that the commies do not want others to hear.