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 ‚Äúpolitically-driven suppression of the news.‚ÄĚ
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 ‚Äúpeople with money.‚ÄĚ
And as a result, they wrote, Obama only has himself to blame for the current cynicism of his administration. ‚ÄúYou need look no further than your own administration for a major source of that frustration ‚Äď politically driven suppression of ...