Thursday, May 23, 2013

“Obama will surely pass President Richard Nixon as the worst president ever on issues of national security and press freedom.”

“Obama will surely pass President Richard Nixon as the worst president ever on issues of national security and press freedom.”:
Writing in The New York Times, James C. Goodale, one of
the attorneys who represented the New York Times Co. in its legal
battle with the Nixon Administration over the Pentagon Papers, says
President Barack Obama is on track to “pass President Richard Nixon
as the worst president ever on issues of national security and
press freedom.” He writes:
The government's subpoena of The Associated Press's phone
records was bad enough. But the disclosure of the search warrant in
the [Fox News reporter James] Rosen case shows President Obama has
delved into territory never before reached by previous
presidents....
Until President Obama came into office, no one thought talking
or emailing was not protected by the First Amendment. President
Obama wants to criminalize the reporting of national security
information. This will stop reporters from asking for information
that might be classified. Leaks will stop and so will the free flow
of information to the public.
Read the whole thing
here
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