Skip to comments.NYT reporter: Obama admin “most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered”
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 dont e-mail me. Lets dont 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 Ive 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 didnt 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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I wish she would go into the cornfield.
I’m convinced Jarrett was hatched in a Viper pit. Thoroughly ugly both inside and out.
SURPRISE! SURPRISE! SURPRISE!
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.
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.
...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
"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
"I'm having an episode here---relapsing back to my
days as a tuba player in my high school marching band."
There's an old saying, "Don't sh-- on your worshippers."
OK, maybe it's a new saying.
I was thinking Val looks like a burn victim . . . no offense to burn victims.
Can't argue with that, but I think she actually has a nice looking daughter...GOD only knows how.
Someone mated with her? Yeesh.
“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...
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.
Not sure what this clown is wailing about. Obama is merely a reflection of their values.
“it” kinda looks like a replacement for GAG!!! Helen Thomas...
and no I won’t post a pic and Pray that others don’t.
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!