Obama Administration's Media Surveillance Unleashes Wave Of Condemnation
- OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S MEDIA SURVEILLANCE UNLEASHES WAVE OF CONDEMNATION -
Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson report:
The Justice Department's investigation and surveillance of the Associated
Press and Fox News have led to perhaps the most sustained wave of criticism
for the Obama administration's media policies since the president took
On Wednesday, the New York Times became one of the more influential voices
to say what many others have been saying: that the administration's methods
are an attack on press freedom.
In a scathing editorial, the Times wrote that, "With the decision to label a
Fox News television reporter (James Rosen) a possible 'co-conspirator' in a
criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved
beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of
the press to gather news."