One thing that I’ll say about the Biden administration: they’re consistently good for a laugh. Unfortunately, that laugh is usually due to their hypocrisy, and there has been tons of that already in the past six months that they’ve been in office.
And, today, we have another instance of that hypocrisy, this time from Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice. I should probably put “justice” in quotation marks there because there is only the pretense of justice when it comes to Garland’s handling of issues so far.
The issue today has to do with freedom of the press which is an admirable sentiment but is complete nonsense in the U.S. at this time. Not when the mainstream media is the propaganda arm of the Democrat party, and that same press is colluding with the Biden administration to censor information that they don’t like about issues such as vaccines. Masooma Haq gives us the details on this latest nonsense:
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday reversed a long-standing Department of Justice (DOJ) policy by formally banning federal prosecutors from seizing the records of journalists in most leak investigations.
The policy change addresses the issue first brought up by Garland in June when he said the DOJ would stop the practice of seizing reporters’ records in leak investigations. The goal of the change is to resolve the issue of prosecutors trying to balance the government’s obligation to protect classified information and the media’s First Amendment rights.
The DOJ was pressured to take action after a report revealed that Trump’s DOJ had obtained records belonging to journalists at The Washington Post, CNN, and The New York Times who received leaked classified information on the Russia investigation.
Trump’s first attorney general, Jeff Sessions, said in November 2017 that the DOJ was investigating 27 leaks of classified intelligence, which were advancing the Trump-Russia narrative, reported CNN Business.
Ah, so that’s it. We can’t have the DOJ revealing how “journalists” from leftist mainstream media “news” outlets like The Washington Post, CNN, and The New York Times colluded with liberals in the government to spread misinformation to undermine a Presidential candidate and, then, sitting President.
What complete and utter hypocrisy from Garland. This isn’t even remotely about freedom of the press. It’s about covering Biden’s tracks from what happened when he was Vice President under Obama.
And to think that Garland was almost put on the U.S. Supreme Court. How awful would that have been?