Ben Swann Reveals Corporate Media’s NDAA Problem [video]_Featured_, Corporate Controlled Media, Videos Sunday, October 28th, 2012
Ben Swann talks about the problem of the media not holding President Obama accountable for his words and actions on the NDAA:
- President Obama initially said that he would veto section 2021 of The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens who are suspected of terrorism. He did not.
- After signing the bill, Obama issued a statement that he would never use the indefinite detention clause. However, Senator Carl Levin said that Obama wasn’t against it and, in fact, the Obama administration demanded the power of indefinite detention of U.S. citizens.
- Then a group of journalists come forward and sue the administration saying you cannot use this power because it doesn’t allow journalists to do their job.
- The judge asks the Obama administration lawyers: are you using this power? The administration’s lawyers refused to reveal whether indefinite detention was being used.
- The judge the strikes section 1021 because it is unconstitutional.
- The very next day, the Obama administration lawyers file an appeal, and the following Monday an appellate court judge reinstates section 1021.
Most people don’t know any of the above. They don’t know that Obama keeps saying one thing and doing another, and the mainstream media won’t call him on it. That’s the bigger problem. That’s the media problem.
Also see this Business Insider article: The Media’s Blackout Of The National Defense Authorization Act Is Shameful