Obama’s war on the free press accelerates
The Obama White House has directed an FBI task force to put Alex Jones and the Infowars operation under surveillance in anticipation of a potential raid, a source told Jones yesterday.
Around a year ago, Jones was first contacted by a source within the FBI who informed him that Infowars was being kept under close surveillance by the federal government.
Another well placed source contacted Jones yesterday to tell him that an FBI task force in Washington DC was now specifically dedicated to targeting Jones and the Infowars operation and was preparing to launch a search and seizure raid once a pretext could be contrived.
Meetings have already taken place where FBI agents have openly expressed their confidence that they will find something with which to go after Jones – even if it means framing the radio host – the source said.
“They’re very confident that they can raid this facility and make something up,” said Jones. “Real people in the FBI continue to contact me to say this is coming, this is being done, be ready.”
In light of the Lois Lerner scandal, where conservative groups were deliberately targeted by the IRS, the feds are keen to not make the process look like political persecution, so they are likely to have it spearheaded by the Federal Trade Commission and be related to Infowars’ sale of health supplements, according to Jones.
This would not be the first time that Jones has been touted as a target of the Obama White House. Back in 2009, after Jones released his viral documentary The Obama Deception, the Globe published an Obama “enemies list” that included Jones’ name.
The Obama White House’s persecution of journalists has led many to characterize it as the most hostile administration towards the free press in modern history.
Last year, author and documentary film maker Dinesh D’Souza was sentenced to five years of probation, including eight months in a community confinement center, for making an “illegal campaign contribution” by having other people give money to Republican Wendy Long and reimbursing their donations.
The sentence was described as an act of “political persecution” by many who pointed out that Democrats get away with the same behavior on a regular basis.
Back in 2007, Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban was also threatened by the FTC for his involvement in a controversial political documentary on the basis that it might embarrass the White House.
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