Obama’s War on The Press

Journalists now admit that the White House has declared war on the press. They have not seen such aggressive and oppressive methods since the Nixon administration.

The love fest between the mainstream press and President Obama may be officially over. An Associated Press report released today accuses the White House of aggressive and oppressive tactics in controlling information and prosecuting whistleblowers. The story specifically condemns the administration’s war on leaks and warns about the chilling effect on journalists in America.

The AP directly calls out the Obama administration for its strong-handed methods. It denounces the unprecedented record of prosecutions of sources and the unjustified seizure of records from journalists. The report warns about the chilling effect on the freedom of the press.

The U.S. government’s aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistleblowers, 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.


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