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The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN strongly objected…when the Trump administration obtained reporters’ phone records as part of an investigation into the leak of classified information.

Yet those same news organizations aren’t willing to stand with popular Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson, who the National Security Agency “unmasked” during the early months of the Biden administration…

Still, the Times went further than two other news outlets. The Washington Post and CNN had no response on the matter…despite expressing outrage after news broke that the Justice Department—during the Trump administration—tried to obtain the phone records of their reporters.

After an internal investigation, the Biden administration’s National Security Agency admitted that Carlson’s identity was “unmasked” and leaked…

“Unmasking” is a term used to describe when the U.S. intelligence community allows designated national security personnel…to see the identities of American citizens who communicate with foreigners who are under surveillance. Under federal law, the names of American citizens must be shielded from spy agencies.

In June, Carlson accused the NSA of monitoring his emails in hopes of finding something damaging to get him kicked off the air at Fox News Channel…

The Obama Justice Department also seized the phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, including records for 20 separate phone lines…

As also reported this year, the Trump administration’s Justice Department obtained phone records and tried to obtain email records of three Washington Post reporters from April 15, 2017, to July 31, 2017.

The Daily Signal also sought comment from those three reporters for their perspective on the Carlson matter. Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller both are still with the Post, and Adam Entous is now with The New Yorker.

In response, Shani George, the Post’s vice president for communications, told The Daily Signal in an email: “We do not have a comment.”…

CNN reported in May that the Trump administration obtained phone and email records of the cable outlet’s Pentagon reporter, Barbara Starr, from June 1, 2017, to July 31, 2017.

Starr’s publicist responded to The Daily Signal by referring to the op-ed that Starr wrote for CNN…in which she said she was “horrified” to learn about the government’s information gathering…

Fox News has a similar view about Carlson…

What are your thoughts about government surveillance of the press? Share your comments and prayers below!

(Excerpted from The Daily Signal. Article by Fred Lucas. Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images).

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Darlene Estlow
August 6, 2021

Father, reveal the corruption of these new organizations that are unmasking reporters like Carlson. Thank you or our free press. may these media outlets be brought down by these corrupt dealings.

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