NSA chief Keith Alexander says journalists who air the U.S. government's dirty laundry "have no standing" and "should be stopped".
NSA chief Keith Alexander has a knack for blundering his way into the headlines. Perhaps that's why now he's pushing for new laws to stifle journalist who leak information about the government's underhanded dealings.
This Tuesday the he following statement:
"Journalists have no standing when it comes to national security issues, They don’t know how to weigh the fact of what they’re giving out and saying, is it in the nation’s interest to divulge this."
He then went on to say:
"I think we are going to make headway over the next few weeks on media leaks. I am an optimist. I think if we make the right steps on the media leaks legislation, then cyber legislation will be a lot easier,"
It stands to reason that Mr. Alexander's eagerness to get laws on the books to muzzle journalist is related to the latest round of leaks released by Snowden that revealed that the U.S. government has trained teams of internet trolls to disrupt conversations, divide political movements and discredit dissidents in the United States. Of course he is presenting this in terms of "national security" but keep in mind that this is the same NSA chief that was forced to admit that he had intentionally misled the public regarding terror plots in order to bolster public support for domestic surveillance.
Do you ever ask yourself why these same discredited lackeys keep getting put on the podium over and over? Don't they realize they're just digging themselves in deeper?
Last fall Mr. Alexander made the following comments in relation to the Snowden leaks:
"We ought to come up with a way of stopping it," he said last fall, referring to media coverage of the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden. "I don’t know how to do that. That's more of the courts and the policymakers but, from my perspective, it’s wrong to allow this to go on."
A question of the courts and the policy makers? That's strange, I thought it was a question of the constitution. Silly me.
Here's what it really comes down to: the NSA wants to be able to do whatever it wants, whenever it wants, with no oversight and no accountability. They want to be able to listen to your private conversations, read your emails, monitor your social media activities, and spread lies about you to discredit your political opinions, but if you so much as dare expose what they are doing YOU are the criminal. Good luck selling that to the public Keith.
For Years, General Keith Alexander Has Beeb Building a Secret Army Capable of Launching Devastating Cyber-Attacks: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/06/general-keith-alexander-cyberwa...
...And it turns out the target was you - New Snowden Doc Reveals How NSA Uses The Internet To 'Manipulate, Deceive And Destroy Reputations': http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140224/17054826340/new-snowden-doc-re...
Of course they're not happy about getting exposed: NSA Chief Keith Alexander says that journalists have no standing and that media leaks should be stopped: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/04/nsa-chief-keith-alexander-d...
Keith Alexander admits to lying to the public about terror threats in order to bolster support for domestic surveillance: http://www.salon.com/2013/10/02/nsa_director_admits_to_misleading_public...
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