Greatest Enemy of Press Freedom

sad-obamaPresident Barack Obama is being called hypocritical for using archaic, First World War laws to persecute some reporters when it suits him, and then vilify others for restricting the press freedom that is an “American value”. With regard to the two reporters who were bundled into a police van for doing their job in Ferguson, Missouri, Mr. Obama said,…

“Let me also be clear that our constitutional rights to speak freely, to assemble, and to report in the press must be vigilantly safeguarded”

Yet Barack Obama continues to push the Bush administration policy of using the 1917 Espionage Act to silence reporters and whistleblowers that draw attention to failed or illegal Government operations. James Risen is being persecuted by Obama for failing to divulge his source for his reporting of a botched intelligence operation that ended up spilling nuclear secrets to Iran. Mr. Risen, who has broken no law, told the Guardian,…

“It’s hypocritical. A lot of people still think this is some kind of game or signal or spin. They don’t want to believe that Obama wants to crack down on the press and whistleblowers. But he does. He’s the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation.


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