Skip to comments.Obama’s Crackdown on Whistleblowers Targets Press Freedom? (w/video)
Posted on 06/08/2010 2:11:04 PM PDT by blog.Eyeblast.tv
James Risen, a Pulitizer Prize winning national correspondent for the New York Times, is being told to give up his sources for State of War, his 2006 book on the C.I.A, or go to jail.
Risen, who broke the story of George W. Bushs domestic wiretapping of suspected terrorists, is now on the Department of Justices (DOJ) radar. Risens attorney, Joel Kurtzberg, said he would fight the subpoena, which was authorized by Attorney General Eric Holder.
As described in the video from Russia Today:
"In the past few weeks the U.S. has witnessed an aggressive crack down on whistleblowers. For many the Obama administrations tough investigative stance on unauthorized press leaks goes against the presidents own election promises to bring back openness and transparency. Moreover, some journalists now accuse the Obama government of actually attacking press freedom"
The video tells the full story.
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