Pulitzer Prize Winning NYT Reporter: Obama “Greatest Enemy of Press Freedom”


A few media types are beginning to stand up to the Pravdaization of the American press that has really taken off under Obama.

Risen won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 and 2006 for his reporting on national security and terrorism. He has clashed with the Obama administration over his refusal to reveal a confidential source in a matter that reached the Supreme Court in January.

New York Times reporter James Risen, who is fighting an order that he testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer accused of leaking information to him, opened the conference earlier by saying the Obama administration is “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation.”

The administration’s aggressive prosecutions have created “a de facto Official Secrets Act,” Risen said, and the media has been “too timid” in responding.

The administration wants to “narrow the field of national security reporting,” Risen said, to “create a path for accepted reporting.” Any journalist who exceeds those parameters, Risen said, “will be punished.”

Thank goodness those horrible Bush days are over when everyone sat cringing in their homes because of the Patriot Act. Meanwhile actual abuses of power are met with applause from most of the press for the dictator of phone and pen.

  • kasandra

    It’s ironic that the administration would be cracking down on reporting in the name of national security while it is gutting our national security with its cuts in military programs over the last five years and recent attempts to slash military spending.

    • DogmaelJones1

      Not mention the irony of redacting all mention of Islam and Muslims from FBI training documents, and of inviting thousands of Muslim barbarians into the country and settling them in as many states as possible.

  • Gee

    Emperor Odumba is the law – doesn’t Mr. Risen know that?

  • truebearing

    “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation.”

    When he gets to “the greatest enemy of press freedom ever” he’ll be more accurate.
    Now the ball is in The New York Times’ court. Their Pulitzer Prize winning reporter is under pressure from Obama’s Gestapo. They need to take a decisive on principle. They’ll back Obama.

  • Jonathan Hughes

    Islam cannot be destroyed from the outside in. Muslims need to repent
    dying to self from the inside out. The Muslim must see who is actually
    speaking in the Quran – Koran. The mentality that rejected Jesus wanting
    him crucified is in the Muslims taught to them from the Quran. They
    literally worship Satan thinking they worship God even as the scribes
    and pharisees. 1 John 1:8: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive
    ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Muslims do not see that
    they have sin in them.The sin is in the body. Flesh and blood will not
    inherit the kingdom of God. That is why condemning is not a good idea.

    Galatians 6:3:For if a man think himself to be something, when he is
    nothing, he deceiveth himself. Muslims think they are everything. They
    have an overinflated ego. http://www.thekjvstore.com/kjv-sword-bible-large-print.html?gclid=CN-FxJ3dgb4CFU5lfgod7xkAOg