CNN and other mainstream media outlets like to claim that President Trump is attacking the First Amendment whenever he calls them ‘Fake News’. However, Obama has done much more to harm the media than simply calling out Fake News.
Fox News’ James Rosen was once named a criminal co-conspirator and spied on by the Department of Justice during the Obama administration. He exposed what Obama did. “I can bring a unique perspective to this because of my experiences under the Obama administration,” explained Rosen.
“[A]nd to my eye, nothing that this president has done to or with the news media — at least yet — even remotely approaches, in seriousness, in nature, that which the Obama administration did to and with the news media,” said Rosen.
“I think a lot of my colleagues in the news media, people I admire, people I enjoy the company of, have come to a conclusion in their own minds that to report objectively on Donald Trump is, in a sense, from where they sit, to collude in fascism somehow,” said Rosen.
Even CNN’s Jake Tapper seemed to agree with Rosen’s point. In 2014 Tapper pointed out that “The Obama administration has used the Espionage Act to go after whistleblowers who leaked to journalists … more than all previous administrations combined.” You can listen to Rosen’s interview below.