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NYT reporter: Obama admin “most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered”
hotair.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on 10/06/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Remember when the media rushed to talk about transparency in the Barack Obama “Hope and Change” era? Good times, good times. Leonard Downie, who once worked as the executive editor of the Washington Post and wrote a novel about Washington corruption and the Iraq War, finds a bigger and non-fictional problem in the successor to George W. Bush. Downie gives the Post a preview of his report from the Committee to Protect Journalists which outlines the Obama war on reporters and their sources:

“A memo went out from the chief of staff a year ago to White House employees and the intelligence agencies that told people to freeze and retain any e-mail, and presumably phone logs, of communications with me,” Sanger said. As a result, longtime sources no longer talk to him. “They tell me: ‘David, I love you, but don’t e-mail me. Let’s don’t chat until this blows over.’ ”

Sanger, who has worked for the Times in Washington for two decades, said, “This is most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered.”

Many leak investigations include lie-detector tests for government officials with access to the information at issue. “Reporters are interviewing sources through intermediaries now,” Barr told me, “so the sources can truthfully answer on polygraphs that they didn’t talk to reporters.”

The investigations have been “a kind of slap in the face” for reporters and their sources, said Smith of the Center for Public Integrity. “It means you have to use extraordinary measures for contacts with officials speaking without authorization.”

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1 posted on 10/06/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
“This is most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered.”

But he supports it 110%, and anyone who has any objections is racist.

2 posted on 10/06/2013 5:35:46 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The commies are among us.


3 posted on 10/06/2013 5:36:21 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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4 posted on 10/06/2013 5:36:35 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: ilovesarah2012

He is closed minded and not in touch with the people.


5 posted on 10/06/2013 5:37:12 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Tax-chick

yeah .. well ... he’s YOUR guy ...


6 posted on 10/06/2013 5:37:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: ilovesarah2012
If they New York Times reporter is willing to take off the rose-colored liberal glasses, the reporter will find out some pretty frightening truths about the Obama Administration:

1. They--unlike the Nixon Administration--actually wielded the frightening powers of the IRS to suppress conservative 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) political groups.
2. It was the Obama Administration that may have given the NSA the green light in 2011 to tremendously expand its warrantless tapping of the Internet.

No wonder why people are realizing it's so hard to sometime get things out of the Obama Administration.

7 posted on 10/06/2013 5:39:45 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: ilovesarah2012

This tale is the press equivalent of the IRS audit of Dr Ben Carson after he ripped the president at the prayer brekfast


8 posted on 10/06/2013 5:40:16 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: ilovesarah2012

paranoia only grows as the veil lowers


9 posted on 10/06/2013 5:40:16 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ilovesarah2012

And yet they get on their knees and kiss his butt. They are destroying this country with their cowardice and failure to do the job.


10 posted on 10/06/2013 5:42:43 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: knarf
Anything is acceptable, even praiseworthy, in pursuit of the progressive utopia. People who can excuse the deliberate starvation of millions aren't blinking at a little government obstruction of the press, really.

This guy was probably told he could vent a little annoyance to deflect the charges of the press's being wholly owned by the Democrats.

11 posted on 10/06/2013 5:43:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: American Constitutionalist

He has no interest in being “in touch with the people”. He has an agenda to enforce and come hell or high water, he and his evil minions will see that it is carried out. No one - not the press, not congress, not the American people - can stop him. Everyone is scared to death of Obama, and perhaps for good reason. I cannot believe what has happened to my once-great country in such a short time.


12 posted on 10/06/2013 5:43:35 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: All
O-o-o-o-o, Eddie don't worship Oboner. Valerie's gonna getchou.


13 posted on 10/06/2013 5:44:24 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Tax-chick

Exactly!


14 posted on 10/06/2013 5:47:26 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: RayChuang88
It was the Obama Administration that may have given the NSA the green light in 2011 to tremendously expand its warrantless tapping of the Internet.

I assure you that we will learn the Obama Campaign of 2012 had NSA data-mining assistance.

The Obama campaign was awful showing little "eye of the tiger" for re-election while absolute confidence they were going to win.

That election was over before Romney accepted the nomination.

15 posted on 10/06/2013 5:47:30 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Neither is he in touch with reality, only the figment of his ego.


16 posted on 10/06/2013 5:48:42 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: ilovesarah2012
OMG....the poor guy...wakes up from his "hope and change" dreamland and find out his masser Obama is a tyrant...

My heart bleeds for him...NOT

A pox on them and their ilk...

The question is "What are you Mr. NYT reporter going to do about it" except whine?...Nothing is my guess...

17 posted on 10/06/2013 5:51:31 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Doogle
The narcissist's paranoid streak is likeliest to erupt when he lacks Narcissistic Supply. The regulation of his labile sense of self-worth is dependent upon external stimuli - adoration, adulation, affirmation, applause, notoriety, fame, infamy, and, in general, attention of any kind.

...crank up the bus Gus, let's find a crowd that wants free phones,free everything,....blocking people from enjoying what is theirs didn't work....so let's hit the road..."I'm finding it harder to get that glow"...did any other black schools get back to us about me speaking?

18 posted on 10/06/2013 5:52:33 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: sneakers

Bttt


19 posted on 10/06/2013 6:00:53 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: ilovesarah2012
Welcome to reality, Sanger. I respect your right to disagree with others and support your candidate but that's not what happened here. You and your cohorts deliberately conspired to cover up what was right in front of your nose in order to get your guy in office and now that he's done what the sane have predicted all along and turned on you, you finally open your mouth. As I said, you had your right to disagree with others, but you didn't have the right to obfuscate, lie and drag the rest of us through your painful learning experience.
20 posted on 10/06/2013 6:05:30 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Liz

I wish she would go into the cornfield.


21 posted on 10/06/2013 6:07:58 AM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: Liz

I’m convinced Jarrett was hatched in a Viper pit. Thoroughly ugly both inside and out.


22 posted on 10/06/2013 6:08:36 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: ilovesarah2012
As Gomer would say:

SURPRISE! SURPRISE! SURPRISE!

23 posted on 10/06/2013 6:12:56 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Two things money can't buy. Home grown tomatoes & affordable O-Bummer health care.)
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To: Liz

Valerie Jarret’s photo is quite Jarring.

I find myself resorting to a Rodney Dangerfield line to adequately characterize it.

The last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it.


24 posted on 10/06/2013 6:14:33 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: DAC21
Jarrett was hatched in a Viper pit......

Aint that the godawful truth?

===========================================

Weird Dem science: Valerie, Michelle, Nancy
Pelosi, Susan Rice, Sandra Fluke all look like
they were hatched from the same bad seed.

Musta resulted from a weird Democrat sex act.


25 posted on 10/06/2013 6:20:48 AM PDT by Liz
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To: ilovesarah2012

...and this surprises who? Socialism/Totalitarianism for Dummies.

“Everything about socialism is sham and affectation.” - 23.11 Ch23; Evil; Economic Harmonies - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850


26 posted on 10/06/2013 6:28:32 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Vermont Lt; Westbrook
Hey, guys give 'im a break (cackle).

"Carney forgot to tell the press.....but I was recently diagnosed w/ 'transient
global amnesia' but only on the subjects of Benghazi, Obamacare, and my golf
score."

"I'm having an episode here---relapsing back to my
days as a tuba player in my high school marching band."

27 posted on 10/06/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT by Liz
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To: ilovesarah2012
the Committee to Protect Journalists which outlines the Obama war on reporters and their sources:

There's an old saying, "Don't sh-- on your worshippers."

OK, maybe it's a new saying.

28 posted on 10/06/2013 6:31:17 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Westbrook

I was thinking Val looks like a burn victim . . . no offense to burn victims.


29 posted on 10/06/2013 6:32:40 AM PDT by Oratam (Thank you St. Jude!)
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To: DAC21
I’m convinced Jarrett was hatched in a Viper pit. Thoroughly ugly both inside and out.

Can't argue with that, but I think she actually has a nice looking daughter...GOD only knows how.

30 posted on 10/06/2013 6:34:25 AM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment?)
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To: Marathoner
she actually has a nice looking daughter...

Someone mated with her? Yeesh.

31 posted on 10/06/2013 6:36:52 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: RayChuang88

“It was the Obama Administration that may have given the NSA the green light in 2011 to tremendously expand its warrantless tapping of the Internet.”

I was working for a 3 letter intel agency in 2010...and they told us to get rid of our facebook accounts - that anything we did or said could cost us our clearance depending on what we posted or commented on...I deleted mine...and then the whole Snowden thing hit...I think the higher ups knew this program went on line and what it was capable of doing - and they didn’t want the intel personnel to get caught up in it... Presently - I’m in the middle of cyber and hacking training...one can clearly see where the new battlefield is going to be - and it ain’t going to be some sand box...well maybe a sandbox....but one without the actual sand...


32 posted on 10/06/2013 6:37:27 AM PDT by BCW (The War in Iraq - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: ilovesarah2012

What this guy is talking about is, I’m afraid, a very small tip, of an incredibly big iceberg. As such it could almost be construed as disinformation.


33 posted on 10/06/2013 6:41:48 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: ilovesarah2012

Not sure what this clown is wailing about. Obama is merely a reflection of their values.


34 posted on 10/06/2013 6:45:29 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: ilovesarah2012

lucianne

35 posted on 10/06/2013 6:47:39 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: ilovesarah2012

36 posted on 10/06/2013 6:55:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: ilovesarah2012

37 posted on 10/06/2013 6:55:58 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Liz
(Five minutes on standard MS "Paint.")


38 posted on 10/06/2013 7:09:12 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: DAC21; Liz

“it” kinda looks like a replacement for GAG!!! Helen Thomas...

and no I won’t post a pic and Pray that others don’t.


39 posted on 10/06/2013 7:12:44 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I suppose that the DoJ and Holder personally declaring Fox News’ Rosen a “flight risk” and being a co-conspirator helped this naif realize that Obama has clay not just at his feet but all of the way to his top hairs!

Wowsers!


40 posted on 10/06/2013 7:14:45 AM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Someone just lost their press card.


41 posted on 10/06/2013 7:17:56 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: Tax-chick
“This is most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered.”

This is like the Germans saying "if only the Fuhrer knew - this would not be happening to the Jews".

42 posted on 10/06/2013 7:19:26 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: ilovesarah2012

It is run by a shadowy cabal of leftists.


43 posted on 10/06/2013 7:21:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I can just see the likes of Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft in the future possibly suing members of the Obama Administration for blackmailing the companies into allowing the NSA to access the data servers of the companies mentioned.


44 posted on 10/06/2013 7:21:19 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Liz

Yikes, that’s a REAL quote?!?


45 posted on 10/06/2013 7:22:02 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: BCW
My guess was that the Obama Administration gave the NSA the green light to directly access the data at Apple, Facebook, Google, Micrsoft and Twitter in 2010--probably through political blackmail. Imagine what would have happened if Apple didn't "go along" with the Obama Administration's demands and got sued by the IRS for many billions in taxes from Apple's vast offshore financial holdings....
46 posted on 10/06/2013 7:25:27 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Tax-chick

O wants Congress to postpone new sanctions on Iran but he is purposely closing the American taxpayers parks, memorials etc.... IMO, that is a form of SANCTIONS against the American taxpayers! He treats Americas ENEMIES with RESPECT but the very people that are paying his salary O stabs in the back at every chance.

And.... funny how O’s administration would ONLY USE the term man made disaster when they were actually referring to terrorists or terrorism. HA! “The Word Terrorism Is Too Inflammatory For The Obama Administration” - Let’s Use Man Made Disaster”. But, they bask in the glory of calling the republicans terrorists.

O and his cronies label the FT. Hood incident as workplace violence, won’t go near the word terrorist in that situation, but JUMP at the chance to call Conservatives terrorists for simply wanting equality in the healthcare bill.

Bible Dictionary Definition of devil:

Literal meaning: accuser, prosecutor, slanderer, false accuser
Word breakdown: from “diabalo” (to backbite/slander, accuse, or give hostile information)


47 posted on 10/06/2013 7:30:40 AM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: Erik Latranyi; RayChuang88; Grampa Dave; GOPJ; thouworm; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; ken5050
....the 2012 Obama Campaign was engaged in NSA data-mining and other scurrilous activities----they had absolute confidence they were going to win----even before the campaigns started.....

Ohaha was spawned from the viper pit of Chicago criminal politics---our WH is/was infested w/ Chicago criminals---these lowlifes never never met a decent honest person in their entire lives.

FACTOID O's 2008 PR person---Anita "Mao Kiss-up" Dunn---later said they let the media (voters) know only what THEY wanted them to know about Ohaha.

FACTOID O told Putin he'd have more flexibility AFTER his 2012 election---when the campaign had not even begun.

FACTOID O's political handyman David "I'm Harmless" Axelrod took CBS-TV on a weird tour of 2012 campaign hdq. But nothing was happening. The shady voter fraud work was being conducted in swing states.

FACTOID Romeny never looked more stupid than when he sap-happily conceded the race election night---uttering not a word about Repubs being put through Ohaha's massive voter fraud meat-grinder.

48 posted on 10/06/2013 7:43:12 AM PDT by Liz
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To: ilovesarah2012
...control-freak administration I’ve ever covered.”

With the exception of dumBO, he is clueless.

49 posted on 10/06/2013 7:55:43 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: depressed in 06

Tough s$%t Sanger, you voted for him.


50 posted on 10/06/2013 8:02:03 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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