John Brennan, now head of the CIA, was a counter terrorism adviser to the White House in 2010. During that tenure, an employ at security company Stratfor sent out the following email message:
“Brennan is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning information from inside the beltway sources. Note– There is a specific tasker from the WH to go after anyone printing materials negative to the Obama agenda (oh my.) Even the FBI is shocked….”
The email was revealed as part of a Wikileaks dump of Stratfor emails in late 2012. If it is true, the investigation of journalists has been going on for a very long time. It also seems that it is having the desired effect, as I keep hearing from journalists that government sources are quickly drying up as it becomes clear that whistle blowers will be aggressively prosecuted by this administration. After all, Eric Holder has now prosecuted more of them under President Obama then all the other presidential administrations in the country’s history combined. If its not too late, the mainstream media needs to very quickly wake up and realize that being the propaganda wing of any administration will come back to bite all of journalism, even if doing so is at first advancing causes that they personally hold dear.