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AP Runs A Soros Press Release As News

From a (faux) outraged Associated Press:

22 million missing Bush White House e-mails found

By Pete Yost, Associated Press Writer Mon Dec 14

WASHINGTON – Computer technicians have found 22 million missing White House e-mails from the administration of President George W. Bush and the Obama administration is searching for dozens more days’ worth of potentially lost e-mail from the Bush years, according to two groups that filed suit over the failure by the Bush White House to install an electronic record keeping system.

The two private groups — Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive — said Monday they were settling the lawsuits they filed against the Executive Office of the President in 2007.

It will be years before the public sees any of the recovered e-mails because they will now go through the National Archives’ process for releasing presidential and agency records. Presidential records of the Bush administration won’t be available until 2014 at the earliest.

Former Bush White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said the 22 million e-mails already had been recovered while Bush was still in office and that misleading statements about the former administration’s work demonstrate "a continued anti-Bush agenda, nearly a year after a new president was sworn in."

"The liberal groups CREW and National Security Archive litigate for sport, distort the facts and have consistently tried to create a spooky conspiracy out of standard IT issues," Stanzel said in a statement.

The 22 million e-mails "would never have been found but for our lawsuits and pressure from Capitol Hill," said Anne Weismann, chief counsel for CREW. "It was only then that they did this reanalysis and found as a result that there were 22 million e-mails that they were unable to account for before."

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said the Bush administration had been dismissive of congressional requests that the administration recover the e-mails. Leahy said it was "another example of the Bush administration’s reflexive resistance to congressional oversight and the public’s right to know."

Meredith Fuchs, general counsel to the National Security Archive, said "many poor choices were made during the Bush administration and there was little concern about the availability of e-mail records despite the fact that they were contending with regular subpoenas for records and had a legal obligation to preserve their records."

"We may never discover the full story of what happened here," said Melanie Sloan, CREW’s executive director. "It seems like they just didn’t want the e-mails preserved."

Sloan said the latest count of misplaced e-mails "gives us confirmation that the Bush administration lied when they said no e-mails were missing."

The two groups say the 22 million White House e-mails were previously mislabeled and effectively lost.

The government now can find and search 22 million more e-mails than it could in late 2005 and the settlement means that the Obama administration will restore 94 calendar days of e-mail from backup tape, said Kristen Lejnieks, an attorney representing the National Security Archive…

Sheila Shadmand, another lawyer representing the National Security Archive, said the Obama administration is making a strong effort to clean up "the electronic data mess left behind by the prior administration." …

A Microsoft Corp. document on the Bush White House’s e-mail problems states that Microsoft was called in to help find electronic messages in October 2003, more than two years before the problem surfaced publicly

Imagine the kind of outrage we would get if the Bush administration had been caught red-handed like those ‘scientists’ in the CRU email scandal?

Leahy said it was "another example of the Bush administration’s reflexive resistance to congressional oversight and the public’s right to know."

But since the CRU crowd want to destroy Western capitalism, folks like Mr. Leahy and the ever alert watchdogs in this article will never utter a peep.

Still ,what a telling article this is from the Associated Press.

Former Bush White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said the 22 million e-mails already had been recovered while Bush was still in office and that misleading statements about the former administration’s work demonstrate "a continued anti-Bush agenda, nearly a year after a new president was sworn in."

Note that this is a detail that a casual reader would never gather from simply reading the AP’s headline and lede paragraph. Which perhaps demonstrates the AP’s “continued anti-Bush agenda.”

"The liberal groups CREW and National Security Archive litigate for sport, distort the facts and have consistently tried to create a spooky conspiracy out of standard IT issues," Stanzel said in a statement.

We have often commented on the laughably inaptly named Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which in truth is just another Soros front, staffed by Ms. Sloan, a former Joe Biden and John Conyer flack.

And speaking of Mr. Soros, try to guess who is behind the so-called “National Security Archive.’

From Discover The Networks:

National Security Archive

… Established in 1984 by radical anti-war leftists from the Vietnam War era, the NSA is a favorite resource cited by proponents of "openness" in American foreign policy, who advocate that the United States stop gathering intelligence on its enemies. As a research entity, the NSA is the beneficiary of the painstaking work done by its sister group at GWU, the Center for National Security Studies, which is the creation of Morton Halperin, whose entire public career has been devoted to undermining U.S. intelligence efforts. Halperin is currently the Director of U.S. Advocacy for George Soros’s Open Society Institute…

In 2003, just past the height of the invasion of Iraq, the White House had some problems with its email system. And these Torquemadas are trying to make it into yet another Bush crime against humanity.

And once again we see lickspittle minions of the Associated Press happily carrying the water for their master, Mr. Soros, with a pretend news story which is nothing but a very stale press release from two of his more odious puppets.

This is what passes for journalism nowadays.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 15th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “AP Runs A Soros Press Release As News”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    Yeah when I saw this yesterday the 22 million emails – it was just so over the top I wondered what it was about – and then to not see it on the news – wow – but then I guess it is like Gore’s melting Arctic – if the ‘news’ doesn’t report it – is it news? Or is it even real?

    One has to wonder if Soros is the ‘pay no attention to the man behind the curtain’ in this horrible Obamaland drama unfolding in America today?

    As we can see experience, ability and common sense have nothing to do with our Hoax and Chains POTUS.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Journalism, v. – to journal.

    To journal is to keep a private record of thoughts and feelings and personal observations, not to be confused with Reporting.

  3. proreason says:

    What will they DO when Bush finally dies.

    Oh wait a minute, I forgot for a moment about Sarah Palin.

    Really, they should vote for her just for the mileage they will get out of demonizing her.

  4. joeblough says:

    Soros was a nazi collaborator.

    He remains an enemy of freedom.

  5. GL0120 says:

    The idea that a president’s Emails are in the public domain is exactly why TCO refused to part with his personal blackberry upon taking office.
    I guarantee you it wasn’t to keep in touch with Michelle and the kids.

  6. Tater Salad says:

    Hold on Geoge because we have some video of you being a pure socialist who enjoys capitalist money making adventures!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2IA07ntVkE


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