It’ll Be Hard for Trump to Surpass Obama’s Record of Suppressing Press Freedom

Posted: January 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The Obama Administration tried imprisoning an uncooperative journalist, monitored journalists’ every digital move, and “hammered” at least one challenging reporter with IRS audits.

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Many in the mainstream media are reacting with righteous indignation over comments from a senior Trump adviser suggesting the administration views the traditional media as an opponent. But if we’re to take these apostles of press freedom seriously, they should first explain why the Trump Administration is worse than the Obama Administration.

After all, the Obama Administration literally tried imprisoning an uncooperative journalist, monitored journalists’ every digital move, and “hammered” at least one challenging reporter with IRS audits.

Let’s rewind the tape.

The Obama Administration began with lofty promises of being “the most transparent administration in history.” Instead it ended up setting a record, by the Associated Press’s count, for denying the most Freedom of Information Act requests.

[Read the full story here, at Grabien News]

As the administration’s popularity began tumbling early into its first year, the Obama White House declared war on Fox News. The White director…

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Comments
  1. It’s just business as usual because from my understanding, the press was jailed during the recent ‘riots’ in DC and have been charged with felony rioting. They are basically making it illegal to protest and as thin skinned as Trump is, I can see this happening.

  2. Too true. Trampling on people’s human rights has become business as usual in the US. In a country that never bothered to guarantee the rights of African Americans and Native Americans, no one was safe.

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