…calls the Obama administration “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation.” The impetus for his statement was this situation:
…[Risen] is fighting an order that he testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer accused of leaking information to him, The administration wants to “narrow the field of national security reporting,” Risen said, to “create a path for accepted reporting.” Anyone journalist who exceeds those parameters, Risen said, “will be punished.”
The administration’s aggressive prosecutions have created “a de facto Official Secrets Act,” Risen said, and the media has been “too timid” in responding.
I submit that the Obama administration is not the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation. It is the press that is its own greatest enemy, not in a generation but in a century or more. The press has enabled and promoted nearly everything that Obama has done no matter how bad the violation, the lie, or the error. He is their creature and their creation, and they have reaped what they have sown. Unfortunately, the rest of us have reaped it too.
[NOTE: Perhaps the Obama administration is confusing James Risen with James Rosen?]