Hail Drumpf - Donald Trump and his entire administration turns the US into Third ReichBarr did not reject the possibility of jailing journalists outright. Instead, he said that it would likely be a “last resort,” but noted that there were situations where he could envision it happening.
To me, this is already too much. Journalists, committing us an honourable favour to maintain something we can call a free society of the people, shall never ever incarcerates those guardian angels in trying times of fascists occupying our administrations. If William Barr will let this happen, we know that Jeff Sessions was only the peak of a deeply ranging iceberg.“Uhh,” he said, after a pause, “I know there are guidelines in place, and I can conceive of situations where, as a last resort, and where a news organization has run through a red flag or something like that, knows that they’re putting out stuff that will hurt the country, there could be a situation where someone would be held in contempt.”
Journalism needs to hurt, it has an unwritten codex to hurt us deep beneath the skin, or otherwise, it's most likely to mislead us, away from the truth, down into the pit of misled reports that blind us. Never believe a journalist who tells you that the world was all right and that there was nothing to fear about. He's a liar, then.The Obama administration was known for taking a particularly aggressive approach to prosecuting government employees who leaked to journalists. Under Obama, the DOJ charged eight people who provided information to journalists about national security programs, ultimately jailing several of them.
When Sen. Amy Klobuchar asked about it, he didn’t shut down the option outright.www.vox.com