Pulitzer Prize-winning NYT reporter calls Obama greatest enemy of press freedom

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Before First Lady POS Mooch and her “entourage” of 70, including her devil-worshiping mom, left on their TAXPAYER-PAID vacation in China, the White House had announced that Queen Michelle wouldn’t field any questions from journalists she encountered in China.

So it’s most ironic that while in Beijing, staying in a $8,350-per-night hotel suite PAID FOR BY U.S. TAXPAYERS, the she-male had the gall to lecture to the Chinese about free speech.

ObaMao t-shirtVendors at the entrance to the Great Wall were ordered by the Chinese Communist Party government to (temporarily) remove this t-shirt of Obama as a Mao commie to protect the delicate sensibilities of Mooch when she and her entourage of 70 toured the Great Wall. (h/t FOTM’s swampygirl)

More ironic still is the fact that while she’s prattling on about free speech, James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times, calls “her” husband “the greatest enemy of press freedom.”

James RisenJames Risen

Brandon Bordelon writes for The Daily Caller, March 24, 2014:

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 who 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, communication and government 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 today’s 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.

Some of that timidity was on display at the conference. Jeffrey Toobin, a writer for The New Yorker, denied that any constitutional protections for his profession even existed. “It won’t take me long to alienate everyone in the room,” he declared. “For better or worse, it has been clear there is no journalistic privilege under the First Amendment.”

Robert Litt, the administration’s top lawyer for the national intelligence community, agreed with that statement. At the same conference, he likened reporting on national security leaks to drunk driving, arguing that we ban the practice despite the fact that there isn’t always a victim.

“Not every drunk driver causes a fatal accident,” he explained, “but we ban drunk driving because it increases the risk of accidents. In the same way, we classify information because of the risk of harm, even if no harm actually can be shown in the end from any particular disclosure.”

Jeffrey Toobin & Robert LittJeffrey Toobin (l); Robert Litt (r)

Jeffrey Toobin was one of the reasons why I canceled my subscription to The New Yorker. Despite everything Obama has done — including inflicting damage on his own profession — Toobin, the sniveling piece of turd, is still carrying water for Pres. Lucifer.

Truly, “liberalism” is a mental disorder for which there is no cure.

~Eowyn

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0 responses to “Pulitzer Prize-winning NYT reporter calls Obama greatest enemy of press freedom

  1. Bill O’ Reilly, Bernie Goldberg, and others have been saying this same thing for yrs. If it takes the NYT reporter to say it for the country to hear it, bring it on. Look what they did to Rosen and his family. I hope the left starts to sing

     
  2. Doctor, I need help! I just read that the highly respected expert in Constitutional law said, “…it has been clear there is no journalistic privilege under the First Amendment.” Somehow, my memory told me to look at the First Amendment, and I read, “CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW respecting as establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or of ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM of speech, or OF THE PRESS;…” Do I misread this? And only Congress makes laws, right? And it is journalists who work for the press, right? Or by press, did they mean laundry workers (no starch, please)? I must be confused, or did Mr. Toobin get his Amendment numbers wrong and mean to say, “the Third Amendment,” or some other Amendment? The capital letters are mine, I don’t want to have you confused as well. Thanks for your help.

     
  3. Ahem, Michelle, could you tell that to Media Matters, MSNBC and every two-bit leftist academic who thinks the Constitution is “racist”?

     
  4. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this interesting post. Not only is the king the enemy of freedom of speech, he is the enemy of religious freedom as demonstrated by the HHS Mandate and the Unaffordable Care Act. This king cares nothing for the Constitution, nor does his “let them eat cake” wife.

     

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