“Committee to Protect Journalists issues scathing report on Obama administration”

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Greenwald: 871 words. Here: 174.

new report for the Committee to Protect Journalists by former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie, Jr. powerfully underscores the extreme threat to journalism posed by the Obama Administration’s widely acknowledgedWar on Whistleblowers.” Downie says, “The 30 experienced Washington journalists at a variety of news organizations whom I interviewed for this report could not remember any precedent.” From the New York Times, Scott Shane is quoted as saying that sources are “scared to death,”  David Sanger says that “this is the most closed, control freak administration I’ve ever covered,” and Margaret Sullivan says “it’s turning out to be the administration of unprecedented secrecy and unprecedented attacks on a free press.”

Whereas Greenwald and liberals were generally appalled at the mere threats against journalism by the Bush administration, the Obama administration is actually carrying out the threats.

Related: Snowden won a whistleblower award.

Coleen Rowley (FBI), Thomas Drake (NSA), Jesselyn Raddack (DoJ), Edward Snowden (NSA), Sarah Harrison, and Ray McGovern (CIA) on October 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Coleen Rowley (FBI), Thomas Drake (NSA), Jesselyn Raddack (DoJ), Edward Snowden (NSA), Sarah Harrison, and Ray McGovern (CIA) on October 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

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