In unprecedented criticism of the White House, 38 journalism groups have assailed the president's team for censoring media coverage, limiting access to top officials and overall “politically-driven suppression of the news.”This was also an administration that spied on journalists (e.g., James Rosen, Sharyl Attkisson, and 20 reporters from the Associated Press). Just sayin'.
In a letter to President Obama, the 38, led by the Society of Professional Journalists, said efforts by government officials to stifle or block coverage has grown for years and reached a high-point under his administration despite Obama's 2008 campaign promise to provide transparency.
Worse, they said: As access for reporters has been cut off, the administration has opened the door to lobbyists, special interests and “people with money.”
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Politically-driven Suppression of News
Just a reminder from 2014: