Freedom of the Press Will Trump Excess and Abuse

"Don’t tread on me" should not be confused with treading on the press.

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  • Michael Devlin

    I don‘t seem to recall a similar article when the NYT stated: "WASHINGTON — Few presidential candidates enjoyed better news coverage than Barack Obama in 2008. He promised unprecedented “openness in government” and a new era of transparency. He appears to have fallen far short of the promise. This administration has gone after more journalists than any of its predecessors. In a report last year, Leonard Downie Jr., the former executive editor of The Washington Post, said the administration’s efforts to crack down on information seeping to journalists were “the most aggressive” since President Richard Nixon was in office." Nor has there been mention of the fact that international freedom of the press watchdogs gave the U.S. sharply plummeting ratings during the Obama years. It simply depends upon whose ox is being gored.

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