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Judge holds veteran journalist Catherine
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Posted By: Harlowe, 2/29/2024 10:58:32 PM

WASHINGTON - A federal judge held veteran investigative reporter Catherine Herridge in civil contempt on Thursday for refusing to divulge her source for a series of Fox News stories about a Chinese American scientist who was investigated by the FBI but never charged. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington imposed a fine of $800 per day until Herridge reveals her source, but the fine will not go into effect immediately to give her time to appeal. [Snip] But the judge said the court “also has its own role to play in upholding the law and safeguarding judicial authority.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 2/29/2024 11:12:58 PM (No. 1668003)
Shouldn't this excuse for a Judge direct Wray to reveal why the FBI didn't charge the Chicom Spy? No, he has to pick on a journalist.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross 3/1/2024 12:39:25 AM (No. 1668026)
Obama appointed judge, so can violate the constitution whenever he wants to.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 3/1/2024 1:01:41 AM (No. 1668029)
Jou8rnalists like to imagine that they have some special rights that they don't actually have. And some of them regularly spend time in jail or rack up big fines. Their choices.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JimBob 3/1/2024 1:03:36 AM (No. 1668030)
OK L-Dotters, help me. I seem to recall back in the Vietnam War and Watergate days, there were a series of media 'exposes' that all went in the direction of hurting our military and helping the Communists. The Media people who published these various articles refused to name their sources, and ANYONE who tried to force them to name their sources was Demonized as NAZI / FASCIST / etc. So... why is Ms. Herridge being 'held in contempt of court' and it seems there is not a lot of outcry? Could it be because she is not supporting the Leftists/Communists?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 3/1/2024 1:20:02 AM (No. 1668034)
#4, you answered your own question.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rama41 3/1/2024 2:32:36 AM (No. 1668045)
Because it's Catherine Heriridge, I expect a tepid press response to all this except for Fox and CBS.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/1/2024 3:18:13 AM (No. 1668047)
Funny how demonrat so-called journalists never ever have to reveal their sources, isn't it?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sully 3/1/2024 4:44:53 AM (No. 1668061)
Waitaminute. You get held in contempt for telling the truth and not revealing your sources like Herridge but not for lying out yer rear end and making it up like Adam Schiff?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: anniebc 3/1/2024 5:04:22 AM (No. 1668068)
Wicked judges and judges that are puppets for evil deep state cretins are definitely a sign that this nation is in decline.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: 5 handicap 3/1/2024 5:20:36 AM (No. 1668080)
How can anyone with a modicum of integrity have anything but contempt for Cooper's court! Appointed by the Kenyan to "Fundamentally Change" America, Cooper is doing his level best to Destroy 1st, 2nd and 5th Amendments and to make sure his Communist buddies win at every turn.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 3/1/2024 5:54:13 AM (No. 1668094)
#3, I usually agree with you, but you are wrong on this one. Journalists need to be able to speak the truth from safety.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: NancyD 3/1/2024 7:48:25 AM (No. 1668124)
Those who say there isn't a "deep state", this is another example that there are people within our government working against the citizens of the USA.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bur Oak 3/1/2024 7:54:32 AM (No. 1668128)
I have little respect for the courts in Washington DC. I wonder why there are courts there, except for the Supreme Court, criminal acts for government employees, and lower courts for the local citizens. If someone resides somewhere else or is not a government employee, that is where the case should be filed. I wonder what logic the judge used to come up with the fine of $800/day. I doubt this ruling is just a coincidence coming right after Catherine got fired and CBS took her files for a week or two. Something stinks.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Venturer 3/1/2024 8:17:03 AM (No. 1668139)
Todays leftist judges have deep interest in the deep state.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ismeme 3/1/2024 8:21:31 AM (No. 1668143)
Lawfare being practiced on Catherine.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Zigrid 3/1/2024 10:32:51 AM (No. 1668208)
This should be a wakeup call to all one is safe from the swamp....the message as WE say...or else....wonder how Greg Gultfeld gets away with it...probably because fox is afraid of losing him because he's so popular.....and their ratings will suffer if they fire him....
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Reply 17 - Posted by: dwa 3/1/2024 10:49:37 AM (No. 1668215)
Just another corrupt Obama judge trying to help the FBI find out where their leak was/is.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: MickTurn 3/1/2024 11:17:30 AM (No. 1668233)
Give the Jackweed Judge any name, he won't be able to prove one way or the other.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: chefrandy 3/1/2024 11:31:42 AM (No. 1668254)
@18, I would tend to agree with you but I think it's as much about "outing" Herridge if she divulges her sources so that she can be roundly discredited by the mainstream media community and pretty much blacklisted from doing her job with any credibility. They win if she talks and she pays the price for the integrity of protecting a source if not.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Red Ghost 3/1/2024 12:23:51 PM (No. 1668294)
Poster 16, I always wondered how Tucker Carlson got away with everything he was exposing. And then one day he was gone. I wouldn't be surprised if one day Greg was gone as well. Truth telling journalists are rare in our country today. So none of us, including them, should be surprised when they become a target of the FBI, the installed Biden regime, the Deep State or are downright fired from their jobs by the enemedia. Truth in the news, the truth to hold the government accountable as anticipated by the Founding Fathers, has been dead for a while now. And any attempt to resurrect it is met with swift and brutal action. We are definitely a constitutional republic in serious decline. MAGA!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 3/1/2024 1:06:41 PM (No. 1668319)
As Mae West famously said when the judge asked her: "Are you trying to show contempt for this court?!?!" "I'm trying my best not to." ................................. I have nothing but contempt for the entire leftist JustUs system
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Reply 22 - Posted by: skacmar 3/1/2024 2:14:41 PM (No. 1668339)
Doesn't the government itself always claim we must protect "sources and methods" when they don't want to reveal something? Why is it OK for the government to shied themselves from revealing sources/methods but not others?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Mad Dog 3/1/2024 4:54:47 PM (No. 1668434)
The legal system in this country is totally corrupt and broken. To get this country back to any resemblance of equal justice under the law will require something much stronger than politicians, lawyers, and judges.
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