Your Obama Justice Department is on the loose again. This time they are [sic] asking for all visitors from a news website (a left of center one at that).
The embedded link contains this misleading observation:
Under long-standing Justice Department guidelines, subpoenas to members of the news media are supposed to receive special treatment. One portion of the guidelines, for instance, says that "no subpoena may be issued to any member of the news media" without "the express authorization of the attorney general" — that would be current attorney general Eric Holder — and subpoenas should be "directed at material information regarding a limited subject matter."All very fascinating, because the subpoena in question was issued on January 23, 2009.* Eric Holder didn't succeed to the position held by his Bush administration predecessors until February 3 and then on February 25 — Lo and Behold! — the subpoena was withdrawn.
* And in fact the subpoena was issued by a United States Attorney, Timothy M. Morrison, who was appointed to that position in April, 2008 by George W. Bush's Attorney General Michael Mukasey (that would be the guy who took the reins after Alberto "Selective Amnesia Syndrome" Gonzales was effectively drummed out of office).