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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Someone just lost their press card.
This is like the Germans saying "if only the Fuhrer knew - this would not be happening to the Jews".
It is run by a shadowy cabal of leftists.
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.
Yikes, that’s a REAL quote?!?
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)
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.
With the exception of dumBO, he is clueless.
Tough s$%t Sanger, you voted for him.
Do a search on: “Nikita Khrushchev Quote September 29 1959” and then compare with where we are today.
Looks like one of those wax figures they melt and expose blood then bone. Are its eyes really that hollow?
Looks like some alien lizard person from star trek or something.
Evil personified. This is the devil.
Will Obama recognize that all this threatens his often-stated but unfulfilled goal of making government more transparent and accountable? None of the Washington news media veterans I talked to were optimistic.
Is Downie serious? If so, he live in a bubble of unicorns and rainbows.
The more you tighten your grip, Obama, the more Edward Snowdens will slip through your fingers.
no offense but those people speaking through intermediaries will still appear quite nervous on polygraphs. if they are going through those extra lengths to hide this, they will be thinking about it before and during the test.
i.e. "We kissed his butt and didn't even get a lousy T-Shirt."
Gives me the creeps-—but would make a great Halloween mask.
There’s definitely a game being played...I hope these liberal corporations fully understand the “deal with the devil” phrase now...like the unions understand it...and never support another democrat that they think they can control...goes to show - one should never play with a deadly snake - it’s matter of time before one gets bitten!