New York Times? NBC?
The openness administration actually has the least openness of any. And where has this gotten them? They’ve even managed to alienate the MSM. Their press has gone from glowing to terrible. AND DEAR LEADER’S APPROVAL RATINGS ARE CHRONICALLY IN THE DUMPS.
New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson is not happy. She tells Al Jazeera:
I would say it is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering, and that includes — I spent 22 years of my career in Washington and covered presidents from President Reagan on up through now, and I was Washington bureau chief of the Times during George W. Bush’s first term.
I dealt directly with the Bush White House when they had concerns that stories we were about to run put the national security under threat. But, you know, they were not pursuing criminal leak investigations.
The Obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations. That is more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. It’s on a scale never seen before. This is the most secretive White House that, at least as a journalist, I have ever dealt with.
NBC News’ Chuck Todd, who I imagine is constantly fielding furious, expletive-laden calls from the White House press office, has no problem laying it on the line, declaring the White House both “secretive” and “controlling.”
Controlling is not quite strong enough. This White House in fact has routinely sought to suppress speech by trying to squash legitimate, truthful reporting that it knows full well is legitimate and truthful.
Lying. Secretive. End running Congress. Suppressing speech. Piling up trillions in new debt. Ah yes, this is just what the Founders envisioned.