Contrary to Its Claims of “Openness” and “Transparency”, This Administration Is the Most Secretive and Closed EVER

Saturday, January 25, 2014
By Paul Martin

WashingtonsBlog.com
January 25, 2014

New York Times Executive Editor and Veteran Reporters: Obama Administrative Most Secretive EVER

New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson says:

This 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.

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