Most Transparent White House In History Is The Worst Since Watergate

Leonard Downie Jr., a former executive editor of The Washington Post, wrote the 30-page analysis entitled “The Obama Administration and the Press.” The report notes President Barack Obama came into office pledging an open, transparent government after criticizing the Bush administration’s secrecy, “but he has fallen short of his promise.”

“In the Obama administration’s Washington, government officials are increasingly afraid to talk to the press,” wrote Downie, now a journalism professor at Arizona State University. “The administration’s war on leaks and other efforts to control information are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration, when I was one of the editors involved in The Washington Post’s investigation of Watergate.”

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5 Responses to Most Transparent White House In History Is The Worst Since Watergate

  1. reformedii says:

    “Milhouse” would have been like a virgin in a frat house beside BO [BOStinks!]

  2. gator69 says:

    “…the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration…”

    No, it is far worse than Nixon. Nixon did not have the NSA (NKVD) to spy on and intimidate journalists.

  3. tom0mason says:

    Leonard Downie Jr is looking to have a tax audit?

  4. gofer says:

    “The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” –Thomas Jefferson (1816)

  5. Justa Joe says:

    Nixon looks like a choir boy compared even to the Clintons, but Obama & Co. are off the charts in terms of shadiness. The present administration’s shadiness is unprecedented. It comes from knowing they have complete and willing subordination of the press corpse.

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