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Obama’s Crackdown on Whistleblowers Targets Press Freedom? (w/video)
Eyeblast TV ^ | 6/8/2010 | Joe Schoffstall

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. Bush’s domestic wiretapping of suspected terrorists, is now on the Department of Justices (DOJ) radar. Risen’s 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 administration’s tough investigative stance on unauthorized press leaks goes against the president’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.eyeblast.tv ...


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