Theodore's World: NY Times Reporter: Obama “Greatest Threat To Press Freedom In A Generation”

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August 18, 2014

NY Times Reporter: Obama “Greatest Threat To Press Freedom In A Generation”

NY Times Reporter: Obama “Greatest Threat To Press Freedom In A Generation”

Barack Obama is no friend of press freedom, says a New York Times reporter who may be sent to jail for refusing to reveal a source.

“A lot of people still think this is some kind of game or signal or spin,” reporter James Risen told his own paper in a profile about his plight published Saturday. “They don’t want to believe that Obama wants to crack down on the press and whistle-blowers. But he does. He’s the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation.”

Risen’s troubles stem from the 2006 publication of his book “State of War,” which included classified information about a failed CIA plot against Iran’s nuclear program. In 2008, George W. Bush’s Department of Justice subpoenaed Risen to reveal the source of the classified information. Citing his role as a journalist, Risen refused to comply, fighting the subpoena until it expired in 2009.

Wild Thing's comment...............

It's too bad the NY Times reporters weren't reporting that a few years back.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 18, 2014 12:50 AM


America is 78 days away from regaining THEIR US SENATE patriots!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at August 18, 2014 08:32 AM

I'm sorry but I'm with Bush and Obama on this one. Someone gave classified information to this reporter and that person needs to be found out. Giving classified information to reporters is what gets our military and CIA personnel in the field killed. The American Public does not need to know everything its government is doing to keep this nation secure and whoever gave this information to this reporter put us in jeopardy.

Posted by: BobF at August 18, 2014 09:18 AM