Investigative reporter Attkisson sues federal government over Fourth Amendment violations
New polling data from Rasmussen Reports finds that most people believe the government actively spies on reporters and political opponents:
Voters strongly believe journalists and political opponents are targets of spying by the U.S. government, and they don't trust the judgment of the feds when they do it.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters think it's at least somewhat likely that the U.S. government spies on critical journalists and political opponents, but 24% think it's unlikely. This includes 30% who think it's Very Likely the government spies on these groups and six percent (6%) who think it's Not At All Likely. Another 14% are undecided.
So why does this matter? Because at least one investigative journalist -- Sharyl Attkisson – has been the target of government spying in retaliation for her work on various sensitive reporting assignments, including her look at the Obama administration's botched "Fast and Furious" program.
Attkisson supporters have established a GoFundMe page to help pay for the lawsuit.
We hope you will visit the page…read the background information…and give her whatever support you can.
The Fourth Amendment is intended to protect us from an intrusive, and abusive, federal government. Attkisson's lawsuit seeks to remind the feds of the limits on its power…and to hold them accountable when they cross the constitutional line.
Please, give Sharyl your support in this critical effort today.