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  • Media Blasts Obama: Most Closed, Control Freak Administration

    10/11/2013 6:20:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 11, 2013
    You know things are really bad when the mainstream press corps trashes the Obama administration—on the record!—for its secrecy, aggressive efforts to control information and hostility towards the media when it exposes information viewed as unfavorable to the president. This includes an unprecedented number of prosecutions of government sources, seizures of journalists’ records and even criminal investigations of reporters. As a result government sources are afraid to speak to journalists, even if it doesn’t involve sensitive national security issues but rather routine stories that help keep elected officials and government accountable. “There’s no question that sources are looking over their...
  • Committee to Protect Journalists issues scathing report on Obama administration (The Guardian UK

    10/11/2013 12:22:51 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/11/2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Obama's anti-press measures 'are the most aggressive I've seen since the Nixon administration' [James Goodale, the former general counsel of the New York Times during its epic fights with the Nixon administration, and former washington Post Executive Director, Leonard Downie, Jr. both rip the Obama administration big time]
  • ‘Most aggressive since Nixon’: Report details Obama’s assault on free press

    10/11/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2013 | Brendan Bordelon
    A brutal report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) blasted the Obama administration, calling the White House’s efforts to control information the harshest since the Nixon administration. The report is something of a first for CPJ, which typically focuses on oppressed journalists in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Written by Leonard Downie Jr., the former editor of The Washington Post, the report contradicts the Obama administration’s insistence that it is “the most transparent administration in history.” “The administration’s war on leaks and other efforts to control information are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration,” he...
  • Worse Than Nixon? Committee to Protect Journalists Warns About Obama Crackdown on Press Freedom

    10/11/2013 11:05:20 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    Democracy Now ^ | 10/11/2013 | Amy Goodman
    In its first report on press freedom in the United States, the Committee to Protect Journalists warns Obama has ushered in a paralyzing climate of fear for both reporters and their government sources. Among the case it details: six government employees - plus two contractors, including Edward Snowden - have faced felony criminal prosecutions since 2009 under the 1917 Espionage Act for leaking classified information to the press, compared with three such prosecutions in ALL previous U.S. administrations. ...
  • Report: Obama administration most secretive since Nixon

    10/10/2013 3:32:24 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Thursday, October 10, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Obama White House’s war against leaks, and its penchant for secrecy and noted lack of transparency, are the worst “since the Nixon administration,” according to a major new study that relied on interviews from leading Washington reporters and news organization chiefs. The report, released Thursday by the Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ), found that reporters from many renowned media outlets consider the Obama administration the most closed-off in recent memory, and that there is not “any precedent” for its often hostile relationship toward the press.
  • REPORT: OBAMA BRINGS CHILLING EFFECT ON JOURNALISM

    10/10/2013 1:11:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 10, 2013 | Brett Zongker
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government's aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms under the Obama administration.
  • Report: Obama brings chilling effect on journalism

    10/10/2013 7:46:43 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Associated Press via Drudge ^ | October 10, 2013 | By BRETT ZONGKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government's aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms under the Obama administration. The Committee to Protect Journalists conducted its first examination of U.S. press freedoms amid the Obama administration's unprecedented number of prosecutions of government sources and seizures of journalists' records. Usually the group focuses on advocating for press freedoms abroad. Leonard Downie Jr., a former executive editor of The Washington Post, wrote the 30-page analysis entitled "The Obama Administration and the Press."...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Washington Post Editor Leonard Downie Jr. Stepping Down (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/23/2008 2:25:33 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 272+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2008 | Howard Kurtz
    Leonard Downie Jr. said today he is stepping down as The Washington Post's executive editor, ending a 17-year tenure in which the paper became a major online force and won a slew of prizes for high-profile investigations, including one that Downie published over President Bush's objections. Downie, 66, said his last day will be Sept. 8. The paper's new publisher, Katharine Weymouth, said she plans to announce a successor soon. "After 44 years, the notion of not working in the newsroom anymore brings a lot of emotions," Downie said in an interview. "I will really miss it . . ....
  • Sources: WaPo Executive Editor Leonard Downie Out in '09 (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/15/2008 3:06:07 PM PDT · by abb · 8 replies · 98+ views
    Radar Online ^ | May 15, 2008 | Charles Kaiser
    As Washington Post staffers reached the deadline to decide whether they would take buyouts, newsroom sources confirmed that WaPo Executive editor Leonard Downie will retire no later than inauguration day, 2009. An announcement could come as early as today. Former International Tribune editor David Ignatius and post managing editor Phil Bennett are the leading inside candidates to succeed Downie, who has been paper's top editor since 1991, when he succeeded Ben Bradlee. Many of Bennett's colleagues described him as "moody," and he may have suffered from backing Susan Glasser to become the assistant managing editor for national news. Glasser was...
  • Len Downie's (WaPo Editor) Lap Dance With Drag Queen (Coverup/Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/21/2006 10:42:28 AM PST · by abb · 39 replies · 1,393+ views
    The Washingtonian ^ | December 21, 2006 | Harry Jaffe
    The Post's editor had a R-rated encounter with a drag queen during a Post party this month—but so far the photos have stayed private. Journalists get the occasional juicy and anonymous letter. Most are titillating but not worth publishing or broadcasting. The letter in large type about a party hosted by the Washington Post photography staff seemed to fit the second category: It mentioned in paragraph three that Post executive editor Len Downie was “the recipient of a lap dance and breasts in his face” by one of the party’s entertainers—who were drag queens! Too good to be true? A...
  • Steiger, Downie Refused to Join Keller/Baquet Op-Ed (WSJ & WaPo Decline to Defend NYT/LAT Treason)

    07/06/2006 12:16:17 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 783+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | July 7, 2006 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK Managing Editor Paul Steiger of The Wall Street Journal and Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. of The Washington Post were both asked to be part of last weekend's unique joint Op-Ed piece by the editors of The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, which defended the publication of stories about the secret SWIFT bank monitoring program, E&P has learned. But each declined. "We had talked about doing something together," Steiger said. "But when I looked at it and thought about it, our position was so different from theirs -- that nobody asked us not to publish [our...
  • Going Downriver: The Washington Post Takes A Powder

    10/20/2004 12:48:22 PM PDT · by 84rules · 14 replies · 1,589+ views
    Swiftboat Veterans And POWs For Truth ^ | October 20, 2004 | Jeff Carrington
    October 20, 2004 Mr. Leonard Downie, Jr., Executive Editor Mr. Michael Getler, Ombudsman The Washington Post “The story is a legend now, but it really did happen.” So begins page one of The News About The News: American Journalism in Peril, the book co-authored (with Post colleague Robert Kaiser, 2002) by Leonard Downie, Jr., an omnibus review of the condition of American news media. The legend referred to is Watergate. Mr. Downie reminisces about the unfolding of the Watergate saga—he had a ringside seat as the direct supervisor of Woodward and Bernstein at the time--and the Post’s role in driving...