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Report: Obama Brings
Chilling Effect on Journalism

Associated Press, by Brett Zongker

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 10/10/2013 10:10:00 AM

A report finds the U.S. government´s aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers. The Committee to Protect Journalists released its first examination of U.S. press freedoms Thursday, focusing on changes under the Obama administration. Leonard Downie Jr., a former executive editor of The Washington Post, wrote the 30-page analysis entitled "The Obama Administration and the Press." Downie interviewed reporters and editors who described a chilling effect in which "government officials are increasingly afraid to talk to the press." Those suspected of discussing classified information are subject to investigation, lie-detector tests and

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 10/10/2013 10:25:49 AM     (No. 9559161)

Boo hoo. AP was just fine with Obama trampling on the freedoms of all Americans but now it´s their ox being gored and they are whining.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 10/10/2013 10:34:13 AM     (No. 9559176)

FTA:

a chilling effect in which "government officials are increasingly afraid to talk to the press."

They got it backwards, in actuality, it is the reporte....um, I mean "journolists" who are afraid to ask real questions of gov officials out of fear they will lose their coveted access and perks. Then there are the fellow travelers of the MSM, who are in ideologic lockstep with the socialists in DC...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/10/2013 10:36:56 AM     (No. 9559182)

Journalists started censoring themselves and skewing their reporting about Obama and his pals and their plans for America before the first election. Journalists got Barack Obama elected twice by refusing to investigate and report unflattering facts about him. They are still in default of their responsibilities to the American public in regard to honest coverage of the Obama administration. Now they would like us to believe that the problem is not them but sources afraid to talk to them? Who are they trying to kid? Do they think we believe they would report anything unfavorable to Obama and the radical Left even if every single U.S. government employee spilled all the beans they had?

It´s not the government. It´s the journalists. They are still pumping bilge as hard as they can to keep Obama and his schemes afloat. They would never let anything slip through their defensive screen that might harm the image of their president. For Barack Obama is the media´s president. He is not, in any but a technical, legal sense, America´s president. And more and more Americans are beginning to realize this.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kofcfn, 10/10/2013 10:38:42 AM     (No. 9559186)

I have the opposite thing, if it kills peoople such as our spies and our troops the press should be prosecuted just as the leaker.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/10/2013 10:42:40 AM     (No. 9559193)

Horse pucky. You Jackwagons are so deep in the tank for 0b@$tard that you need SCUBA gear.

Journalism is a sewer.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dwa, 10/10/2013 10:53:12 AM     (No. 9559209)

#3, you are exactly right. The MSM is nothing more than the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party -- and it is voluntarily that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/10/2013 11:06:39 AM     (No. 9559227)

Here is Downie´s full report:

https://www.cpj.org/reports/2013/10/obama-and-the-press-us-leaks-surveillance-post-911.php#


The Obama Administration and the Press
Leak investigations and surveillance in post-9/11 America

U.S. President Barack Obama came into office pledging open government, but he has fallen short of his promise. Journalists and transparency advocates say the White House curbs routine disclosure of information and deploys its own media to evade scrutiny by the press. Aggressive prosecution of leakers of classified information and broad electronic surveillance programs deter government sources from speaking to journalists. A CPJ special report by Leonard Downie Jr. with reporting by Sara Rafsky

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 10/10/2013 11:18:19 AM     (No. 9559257)

The Leftist Media - - - -

"Oh, Dear Magnificent Leader - - we know you´re pure evil - - but please, please - - whip us some more!"

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 10/10/2013 11:20:53 AM     (No. 9559261)

Stick to the ´boxers or briefs´ questions and you´ll be just fine.
What a gaggle of jerkweeds.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56, 10/10/2013 11:25:59 AM     (No. 9559271)

The "chill" is self-imposed.

The RAT infested media whores have no problem excercising their freedom when it has to do with conservatives, Republicans, or other un-favored types.

It´s just when they need to do their stinkin´ jobs and tell the failures of Obama, Democrats, liberals, and other protected classes that they are "chilled."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: skedaddle, 10/10/2013 12:07:24 PM     (No. 9559329)

"Journalism" lied, begged, groveled and lied some more to get 0bama in office. Why did they think they´d ever be allowed to write the truth? They can all just thank their lucky stars that so far 0bama hasn´t tried a Saddam Hussein-style purge of them. Hope they all have their taxes in order - that seems to be how Hussein 0bama purges.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: postaway, 10/10/2013 12:55:56 PM     (No. 9559382)

It doesn´t matter. They´ll still love him in the morning. And most of them aren´t journalists at all, they are the press arm of the Communist Party USA. They like working at Pravda.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: squid, 10/10/2013 1:52:25 PM     (No. 9559445)

Let´s see if this makes any sense: The Press carries Obama´s water, the press suppress any negative information about Obama, the press covers up any scandalous information about Obama ... And then they think that Obama is going to treat them respectfully?? What a bunch of idiots. Prime example of the low intelligence level of the Press Corp!

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