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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Nah. Just stretching.
He'll be reporting from Crimea when I get through with him.
What took the so long to figure this out?
I thought, according to the NYT, the Bush administration was the MOST dangerous ‘regime’ that threatened Freedom of Press....???
Anyone who voted for Obama in 2008 deserves ridicule.
Anyone who voted for Obama in 2012 deserves contempt.
And how long did Mr. Risen work for the NYT before his firing and/or death?
They know he’ll be pretty much neutered after the mid terms.
They still secretly love Hussein — but want PIAPS to be able to “run against” his record.
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.
They don’t care about your freedom only their own. Embrace the suck, LSM. You deserve the beatings.
Guess he will be meeting Frank Underwood at the subway station soon.
I hope James Risen’s tax returns are apple pie clean for the last 10 years.
Nope. This guy will be working for the Billing, Montana Flying Gazette by Wednesday.
No, they just got their panties in a wad because their hero is giving them a hard time.
Does Mr. Risen realize that organizations like the one that employs him(the NY Slimes) have a large responsibility for this happening?
Nope. They’re still hopelessly in love.
Slowly growing tired of Obama.
I dream a dream when it’s the Libertarian Party vs. the Small Government Republican Party.
Will he be forced to retract this statement like that other reporter (who blew the whistle on carnie’s preplanned questions)?
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