AP: White House ‘Secrecy’ Undermines Journalism

September 17, 2014 – From pressuringScreen-Shot-2014-09-21-at-1.17.59-PM reporters in their news gathering to threatening termination of government employees for talking to reporters, the current administration is operating on a policy of secrecy that hinders the ability for journalists to do their job.

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The AP’s Washington chief of bureau, Sally Buzbee, said the Obama administration’s efforts to control information extend even to agencies not directly involved in intelligence gathering. Some sources, she said, have reportedly been warned they could be fired for even talking to a reporter.
“Bush was not fantastic,” she said. She added, “The (Obama) administration is significantly worse than previous administrations.”

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