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Jill Abramson talks about secretive Obama administration
« on: January 24, 2014, 04:41:56 AM »
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NYT's Jill Abramson criticizes secretive Obama administration
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 08:41:36 AM »
Here's a more coherent summary of the story:
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NY Times' Jill Abramson: 'This Is The Most Secretive White House...I Have Ever Dealt With'
The Huffington Post |  By Jack Mirkinson      
Posted: 01/23/2014 12:50 pm EST  |  Updated: 01/23/2014 12:59 pm EST

In a new interview with Al Jazeera America, New York Times editor Jill Abramson called the Obama administration "the most secretive" she has ever had to contend with.

Speaking to the network's John Seigenthaler, Abramson pointed to the administration's unprecedented number of leak investigations:
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It is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering...I dealt directly with the Bush White House when they had concerns that stories we were about to run put the national security under threat. But, you know, they were not pursuing criminal leak investigations. The Obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations. That is more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. It's on a scale never seen before. This is the most secretive White House that, at least as a journalist, I have ever dealt with.

She added that the decision to be so aggressive towards the press "would have to" come directly from President Obama himself.

Abramson has spoken out against the Obama administration's handling of the press before. In June of 2013, as the White House was reeling from the revelation of the Justice Department's surveillance of reporters, she said she was "concerned that the process of news gathering is being criminalized."

She has also defended the paper repeatedly from charges that its reporting is jeopardizing national security.
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Re: Jill Abramson talks about secretive Obama administration
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 08:51:29 AM »
Gathering of news isn't criminalized but the dissemination of news the administration doesn't like, is.
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Re: Jill Abramson talks about secretive Obama administration
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014, 09:11:18 AM »
Even the blind squirrel that is the NYT occasionally finds a nut, but I still won't expect the NYT to get off its knees. (Did I mix too many metaphors there?)
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