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NYT reporter: Obama administration the ‘greatest enemy of press freedom’ in a generation
THE DAILY CALLER ^ | 03/24/2014 | James Risen

Posted on 03/24/2014 3:37:17 PM PDT by McGruff

New York Times reporter James Risen called the Obama administration “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation” on Friday, explaining that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those that refuse to play along “will be punished.”

Poynter reports that Risen made the remarks while speaking at Sources and Secrets conference — a meeting of journalism and communication professionals held in New York City. The foreign policy reporter, who is currently fighting a fierce court battle with the federal government over his protection of a confidential source, warned that press freedom is under serious attack in today’s America.

In a speech kicking off the conference, Risen claimed that the Obama administration wants to “narrow the field of national security reporting” and “create a path for accepted reporting.” Those who stray from that path, he cautioned, “will be punished.”

The result is a “de facto Official Secrets Act,” Risen explained, making the current White House “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation.” And the media has been “too timid” in pushing back against the onslaught.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
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Is the worm turning?
1 posted on 03/24/2014 3:37:17 PM PDT by McGruff
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To: McGruff

Nah. Just stretching.


2 posted on 03/24/2014 3:37:55 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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He'll be reporting from Crimea when I get through with him.

3 posted on 03/24/2014 3:39:28 PM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: McGruff

What took the so long to figure this out?


4 posted on 03/24/2014 3:39:36 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: McGruff

I thought, according to the NYT, the Bush administration was the MOST dangerous ‘regime’ that threatened Freedom of Press....???


5 posted on 03/24/2014 3:40:14 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: McGruff

Anyone who voted for Obama in 2008 deserves ridicule.

Anyone who voted for Obama in 2012 deserves contempt.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 3:40:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: McGruff

And how long did Mr. Risen work for the NYT before his firing and/or death?


7 posted on 03/24/2014 3:40:39 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: Fungi

They know he’ll be pretty much neutered after the mid terms.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 3:41:10 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Fungi

They still secretly love Hussein — but want PIAPS to be able to “run against” his record.


9 posted on 03/24/2014 3:42:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve taken that path and when you attack a person to their very core like that you win no converts. They just dig in and defend their poor choices. No matter how badly, how irrational their defense it becomes part of their inner being. Mostly i just laugh at them now. It stings and it doesn’t make them defend themselves.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 3:44:06 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: McGruff

They don’t care about your freedom only their own. Embrace the suck, LSM. You deserve the beatings.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 3:50:36 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: McGruff

Guess he will be meeting Frank Underwood at the subway station soon.


12 posted on 03/24/2014 3:51:14 PM PDT by barmag25 (There is nothing that a man needs that he can't find in the North Georgia mountains.)
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To: McGruff

I hope James Risen’s tax returns are apple pie clean for the last 10 years.


13 posted on 03/24/2014 3:53:13 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: McGruff

Nope. This guy will be working for the Billing, Montana Flying Gazette by Wednesday.


14 posted on 03/24/2014 3:56:02 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: McGruff

No, they just got their panties in a wad because their hero is giving them a hard time.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 3:57:31 PM PDT by dforest
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To: McGruff

Does Mr. Risen realize that organizations like the one that employs him(the NY Slimes) have a large responsibility for this happening?


16 posted on 03/24/2014 4:06:06 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: McGruff

Nope. They’re still hopelessly in love.


17 posted on 03/24/2014 4:06:55 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: McGruff

Slowly growing tired of Obama.


18 posted on 03/24/2014 4:09:33 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: McGruff

I dream a dream when it’s the Libertarian Party vs. the Small Government Republican Party.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 4:11:00 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: McGruff

Will he be forced to retract this statement like that other reporter (who blew the whistle on carnie’s preplanned questions)?


20 posted on 03/24/2014 4:12:37 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (Obama-worst president in American History)
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To: McGruff

The MSM media owns Obama. This guy can choke on it.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 4:18:27 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: McGruff
the Obama administration “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation”

Statement corrected.

22 posted on 03/24/2014 4:21:59 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: McGruff; maggief; WildHighlander57; LucyT; crosslink; onyx; Nachum

If he’s lost the Times.....


23 posted on 03/24/2014 4:25:18 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: McGruff
The alligator finally turned on you, too, NYT.

You bought it, learn to love it.

24 posted on 03/24/2014 4:27:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: McGruff
1976 - The Carter Administration will be the most Competent Administration in history

1992 - The Clinton Administration will be the most Ethical Administration in history

2008 - The Obama Administration will be the most Transparent Administration in history

Anyone notice a pattern emerging here?

25 posted on 03/24/2014 4:29:09 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: McGruff

soooo,
one in ten thousand in the news media that isn’t up this magic negros ass?


26 posted on 03/24/2014 4:31:20 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: McGruff
In a speech kicking off the conference, Risen claimed that the Obama administration wants to “narrow the field of national security reporting” and “create a path for accepted reporting.” Those who stray from that path, he cautioned, “will be punished.”

If the worm doesn't turn soon McGruff there won't be a free press... or a free country. Thank God someone at the New York Times is catching on... there's a few at the Washington Post... some other scattered around the country. Not enough, but a start.

Elite liberals have to get past the color of Obama's skin and see who he really is...Obama's Nixon on speed - he's not Kunta Kinte...he might even be Stalin...

27 posted on 03/24/2014 4:46:23 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: Fungi

And there is the Mooch over there in China telling them that questioning leaders is a must or something like that. What a gigantic hypocrite.


29 posted on 03/24/2014 4:48:33 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: McGruff

What are the odds that James Risen voted for the POS?

I’d say 100%


30 posted on 03/24/2014 4:49:09 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: McGruff

The folks at Poynter don’t have forever to figure this one out... Thank God for men like Risen...

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/244525/risen-obama-administration-is-this-generations-greatest-enemy-of-press-freedom/

From the above link:

The administration’s aggressive prosecutions have created “a de facto Official Secrets Act,” Risen said, and the media has been “too timid” in responding.

Toobin appeared on a panel that followed, moderated by Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak, who announced that if he weren’t a paragon of journalistic detachment, he’d say “the persecution of James Risen is a scandal.” The attorney Laura Handman noted that the U.S. Department of Justice’s new guidelines for accessing journalists’ records carve out a big space for the government to decide what constitutes “ordinary newsgathering


31 posted on 03/24/2014 4:51:18 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: McGruff

32 posted on 03/24/2014 4:55:26 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: hoosiermama

Gearing up for Hillary!?


33 posted on 03/24/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT by maggief
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To: McGruff

Took long enough!


34 posted on 03/24/2014 4:58:35 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks McGruff. Risen was (or is?) fighting to keep a source confidential regarding US espionage activity against an Iranian nuclear plant — so guess what?

Make Journalists Testify
The press is wrong to demand a reporter’s privilege for James Risen.
By Eric Posner
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/view_from_chicago/2014/01/james_risen_has_no_reporter_s_privilege_and_should_have_to_testify_against.html


35 posted on 03/24/2014 4:59:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: McGruff

But it is not a problem when they do it. Ask Mrs. Obama. It is the Chinese who have to fix their press freedom, America wouldn’t care less.


36 posted on 03/24/2014 5:01:26 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: unixfox
NY Slimes, LA Times. Yeah I'd say he's an obamabot.
37 posted on 03/24/2014 5:01:43 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: DJ Frisat

You think he’ll be Breitbarted?


38 posted on 03/24/2014 5:04:29 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: McGruff

Why are they crying. They got what they prayed for. Let them enjoy him.


39 posted on 03/24/2014 5:07:34 PM PDT by sport
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To: McGruff

If only various people pointed out these potential issues, and the NYT reported on it before 08, maybe we wouldn’t be stuck in this mess. Nah, it was the eeeevil racist Tea Party types who pointed it out, so it had no merit.


40 posted on 03/24/2014 5:09:05 PM PDT by matt04
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41 posted on 03/24/2014 5:13:09 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: McGruff
Michelle Obama's purpose in going to China was supposedly to promote "freedom of the press" in China...to make it seem like we had it here under the Obamas.

Seems the NYT is realizing this and not taking the Obama imperial treatment laying down.

42 posted on 03/24/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: maggief

But doesn’t she have blood clots?


43 posted on 03/24/2014 5:46:51 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: McGruff
Obama administration the ‘greatest enemy of press freedom’ in a generation

Gross understatement - Obama would be offended by the slight. The Obama administration is the greatest enemy of freedom in history.

44 posted on 03/24/2014 6:27:07 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: McGruff; Revolting cat!; GeronL

Since GWH Bush???

That doesn’t make any sense (2014-25 years = 1989).


45 posted on 03/24/2014 7:54:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Joe Boucher
...one in ten thousand in the news media that isn’t up this magic Negro's ass?

There's room in there for him too!

46 posted on 03/25/2014 4:14:02 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Fungi
What took the so long to figure this out?

Oh, hell, they always knew this guy was a Stalinist and Mau-Mau.

They danced with the Devil and now they're getting burned.

The bad thing for us is, we have to suck it up and be on their side, who always attacked and impugned us, and take up for them against Osagyefo President-for-Life Dear Leader.

47 posted on 03/25/2014 2:24:32 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: GOPJ
Toobin appeared on a panel that followed, moderated by Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak, who announced that if he weren’t a paragon of journalistic detachment, he’d say “the persecution of James Risen is a scandal.”

Damn, son, this is starting to sound big.

So where were these doofuses seven years ago?

48 posted on 03/25/2014 2:26:25 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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