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Mediaite: DOJ Document Reveals Fox News's James Rosen Wanted to Impact US Foreign Policy

Wed, May 22, 2013 at 3:08:05 pm

The emails revealed in the government's affidavit appear to show, however, that James Rosen's solicitation of government secrets wasn't nearly so narrow. The affidavit describes how Rosen assigned himself the codename "Alex," and Mr. Kim the moniker "Leo," and in their early contacts, explained the noble aims of their prospective relationship:

Thanks Leo. What I am interested in, as you might expect, is breaking new ahead of my competitors.

Sure, that sounds bad, as if James Rosen would jeopardize America's contacts in a hostile foreign government just to get some eyeballs away from his competition, but surely, every reporter has this competitive urge. Although it was the first thing Rosen mentioned, there was another consideration. After outlining the kinds of secret information he hoped to get from "Leo," Rosen summed up his intention to... report the news objectively? To serve the public?

Let's break some new, and expose muddle-headed policy when we see it - or force the administration's hand to go in the right direction, if possible.

Wait, what? Is that what a News reporter is supposed to do, force the administration's hand to guide American foreign policy to the reporter's whim? Separate and apart from the DOJ investigation, this email seems to indicate that James Rosen is not just a News reporter, but an activist intent on pushing his own agenda, with the stated goal of manipulating U.S. foreign policy.

Via: DOJ Document Reveals Fox News Reporter James Rosen Wanted to Impact U.S. Foreign Policy | Mediaite