Skip to comments.NYT reporter: Obama administration the ‘greatest enemy of press freedom’ in a generation
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 todays 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.
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Seems the NYT is realizing this and not taking the Obama imperial treatment laying down.
But doesn’t she have blood clots?
Gross understatement - Obama would be offended by the slight. The Obama administration is the greatest enemy of freedom in history.
Since GWH Bush???
That doesn’t make any sense (2014-25 years = 1989).
There's room in there for him too!
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.
Damn, son, this is starting to sound big.
So where were these doofuses seven years ago?
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