38 journalism groups slam Obama's 'politically-driven suppression of news'
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 â€śpolitically-driven suppression of the news.â€ť
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 â€śpeople with money.â€ť
And as a result, they wrote, Obama only has himself to blame for the current cynicism of his administration. â€śYou need look no further than your own administration for a major source of that frustration â€“ politically driven suppression of...
Well, good for those reporters. It's about time someone fought back against all of the government censorship and control of the media! I hope this will make some kind of difference, though from what gov't has done in the past doesn't convince me that that will happen. If anything they'll just switch tactics.