From Kirsten Powers @ Daily Beast:

It’s instructive to go back to the dawn of Hope and Change. It was 2009, and the
new administration decided it was appropriate to use the prestige of the White
House to viciously attack a news organization—Fox News—and the journalists who
work there. Remember, President Obama had barely been in office and had enjoyed
the most laudatory press of any new president in modern history. Yet even one
outlet that allowed dissent or criticism of the president was one too many. This should have been a red flag
to
everyone, regardless of what they thought of Fox
News. The math was simple: if the administration would abuse its power to try
and intimidate one media outlet, what made anyone think they weren’t next?

For Ms. Powers’ full column:

Update: Latest reports show that the DOJ not only spied into James Rosen’s email accounts and phone records, as well as those of FOX News, including their phone lines at the White House, State Department, and Capitol Hill, but they also pried into the records of James Rosen’s parents in Staten island NY. Where is the outrage in the MSM?