Obama State Department Tells Columbia University Students, DO NOT Discuss WikiLeaks On Facebook, Twitter OR ELSE!
And the LEFT used to call GWB’s policies Nazi-like, check out the “Hope & Change” from the Obama State Department …
The Obama State Department warned Columbia University students not to discuss WikiLeaksOn Facebook, Twitter or post links to WikiLeaks and the classified 250,000 documents. If they do, it could endanger their future job prospects. So from the Obama government comes the following, do not even discuss WikiLeaks content or else? Talk about a blatant government threat and a violation of the First Amendment.
Talking about WikiLeaks on Facebook or Twitter could endanger your job prospects, a State Department official warned students at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs this week.
An email from SIPA’s Office of Career Services went out Tuesday afternoon with a caution from the official, an alumnus of the school. Students who will be applying for jobs in the federal government could jeopardize their prospects by posting links to WikiLeaks online, or even by discussing the leaked documents on social networking sites, the official was quoted as saying.
“[The alumnus] recommends that you DO NOT post links to these documents nor make comments on social media sites such as Facebook or through Twitter,” the Office of Career Services advised students. “Engaging in these activities would call into question your ability to deal with confidential information, which is part of most positions with the federal government.”
Welcome to hope, change and Freedom of Speech under Barack Hussein Obama. Can you imagine what the outrage would be from college students and the LEFT if something like this was done under George W. Bush? To tell people that they cannot even discuss WikiLeaks or else, is way over the top.
Now, however,it appears the federal government has moved beyond staunching the flow of leaked information, to suppressing even the very mention of WikiLeaks online by prospective employees.
While republishing the leaked documents could indeed raise legal issues for students, it was the admonition against social media chatter that riled some at Columbia.
“They seem to be unable to make the distinction between having an opinion and having a contractual obligation to keep a secret,” said Hugh Sansom, a masters student from New York.
Students were taken aback by the email, said Sansom, who described his non-American classmates — nearly half of this year’s incoming class at Columbia speaks a native language other than English — as “amused and surprised.”