The Guardian / ByGlenn Greenwald21 COMMENTS
Obama's Attacks on Journalists are Worst Since Nixon
The Committee to Protect Journalists issues a scathing report on Obama administration. Photo Credit: AFP October 11, 2013 |
It's hardly news that the Obama administration is intensely and, in many respects, unprecedentedly hostile toward the news-gathering process. Even the most Obama-friendly journals have warned of what they call"Obama's war on whistleblowers". James Goodale, the former general counsel of the New York Times during its epic fights with the Nixon administration, recently observed that "President Obama wants to criminalize the reporting of national security information" and added: "President Obama will surely pass President Richard Nixon as the worst president ever on issues of national security and press freedom."
Still, a new report released today by the highly respected Committee to Protect Journalists - its first-ever on press f…
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The United States military plans to occupy all of Pagan Island for live-fire training exercises, including bombings. This doesn't just ignore the rights of indigenous Pagan Islanders. It could also disturb the ecologically valuable topsoil, increase the chances for summer fires, erode or destroy the coral reefs surrounding the island, and taint the entire island with toxins for decades.