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‘Suffocating pressure’: Former ThinkProgress writer describes White House ‘censorship’
dailycaller.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 03/07/2014 2:43:40 PM PST by ilovesarah2012

Zaid Jilani, a former blogger with the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress, explained this week how the Obama administration frequently tries to censor the progressive organization’s content when it departs from the White House’s agenda.

Jiliani was reacting to two on-air protests by journalists opposed to Russia’s invasion of southern Ukraine. The two worked for Russia Today (RT) — an English-speaking media outlet funded directly by Moscow — and felt their bosses were trying to censor their opinions (RELATED: Anchor on Russia’s English-language propaganda network quits on air over Ukraine [VIDEO]).

In a post titled, ”How Working in Washington Taught Me We’re All A Little Like RT America,” Jilani explained how the White House frequently played the part of the Kremlin — leaning on management to push their writers in a particular direction, and punishing them if they strayed from the party line.

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And all you Putin haters talk about he suppresses the news media. I guess he's in good company.

When you have ThinkProgress complaining, things are bad.

1 posted on 03/07/2014 2:43:40 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

But don’t worry, these tactics would NEVER be used by Obama’s brownshirts if they were posted in newsrooms all over America to determine how stories are selected. Nothing to worry about at all. Not even a smidgeon.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 3:15:44 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ilovesarah2012

I just came across this article on DC and found your post.

I can’t believe there’s only 1 reply in 2+ hours in the mid/late afternoon...

Jilani confirms what most all of us suspected, but I think that’s the first confirmation I’ve seen in writing that wasn’t ‘just another comment on a blog’. Where he worked makes it even more interesting.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 5:25:40 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

Yeah, I was surprised. I expected more interest considering the source.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 6:01:43 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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