Sunday, September 21, 2014

8 ways the Obama administration is blocking information: “Day-to-day intimidation of sources is chilling”

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs  

Totalitarian — imagine, this is the AP making the allegations. The Omedia is responsible for this monster. Now they are sorry. Too little, too late.

And why is the AP the only news organization discussing this. If this was a Republican president (it wouldn’t be happening) — but if it was, the NY Times would be running it front page center every day for months — like Abu Ghraib.

obama_finger“8 ways the Obama administration is blocking information,”  AP, 09/19/2014 by Erin Madigan White
The fight for access to public information has never been harder, Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee said recently at a joint meeting of the American Society of News Editors, the Associated Press Media Editors and the Associated Press Photo Managers. The problem extends across the entire federal government and is now trickling down to state and local governments.

AP Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee (AP Photo). Here is Buzbee’s list of eight ways the Obama administration is making it hard for journalists to find information and cover the news:
1) As the United States ramps up its fight against Islamic militants, the public can’t see any of it. News organizations can’t shoot photos or video of bombers as they take off — there are no embeds. In fact, the administration won’t even say what country the S. bombers fly from.
2) The White House once fought to get cameramen, photographers and reporters into meetings the president had with foreign leaders overseas. That access has become much...

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