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[James] Risen has launched a one-man crusade against Holder and the Obama administration. Risen escalated that this week with a series of angry tweets replying to a speech Holder gave the National Press Club, in which the reporter blasted the current White House as the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation and accused the attorney general of shredding the First Amendment.

Almost no position is too extreme when it comes to freedom of the press.

A Times spokesman emailed Politico, "The Times is not neutral on the issue of press freedom. We have vigorously opposed actions that inhibit legitimate reporting or that raise the specter of jail for reporters who are doing their jobs." The newspaper is not alone. NPR's ethics policy, while strictly proscribing political activities, names on special exception: "There may be cases where we can appropriately advocate for issues directly related to our journalistic mission (e.g. First Amendment rights, the Freedom of Information Act, a federal 'shield law”). It also may be appropriate to donate money or time to organizations that advocate on such issues."

Whether or not Risen is substantively correct about the Obama administration being the worst on press freedom in a generation is a different question, and the answer is likely to vary based on who you ask. Besides political activism, reporters tend to stay away from stories in which they're directly implicated, since it tends to shape their perception. But Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan took the somewhat counterintuitive stand that this makes it more important for him to lead: "Because of his personal experiences, someone like James Risen has an obligation to speak out strongly on press rights."

http://news.yahoo.com/greatest-enemy-press-freedom-generation-130000874.html

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8:58 PM - 17 Feb 2015

He mad? Oh, he mad!

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The Obama administration is enforcing existing laws too harshly? :)

They have brought the hammer down hard on whistle blowers. I guess it's not the second amendment so nobody really payed attention.

I wish he would enforce immigration law

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The Obama administration is enforcing existing laws too harshly? :)

They have brought the hammer down hard on whistle blowers. I guess it's not the second amendment so nobody really payed attention.

I wish he would enforce immigration law

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The Obama administration is enforcing existing laws too harshly? :)

They have brought the hammer down hard on whistle blowers. I guess it's not the second amendment so nobody really payed attention.

I wish he would enforce immigration law

The Obama administration is enforcing existing laws too harshly? :)

They have brought the hammer down hard on whistle blowers. I guess it's not the second amendment so nobody really payed attention.

I wish he would enforce immigration law

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I wish he would enforce immigration law

I wish he would enforce immigration law

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