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.
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
But he supports it 110%, and anyone who has any objections is racist.
The commies are among us.
He is closed minded and not in touch with the people.
yeah .. well ... he’s YOUR guy ...
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.
This tale is the press equivalent of the IRS audit of Dr Ben Carson after he ripped the president at the prayer brekfast
paranoia only grows as the veil lowers
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.
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.
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.
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.
Neither is he in touch with reality, only the figment of his ego.
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...
...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?
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!
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.