The “Most Transparent Administration Ever” Helps Bring about Less Transparency

Kudos to the New York Times for recognizing the harm that has been done to press freedom by the Obama administration. And the harm, it should be noted, is quite real: The United States has dropped 29 spots in the annual Reporters Without Borders press freedom ranking since 2009, when President Barack Obama took office. The …

Why Are Press Freedoms Taking a Hit under the Obama Administration?

James Risen has a good theory: New York Times reporter James Risen said Sunday that none of the current leak investigations would be happening if President Barack Obama did not hate the media so much, the Morning Sentinel of Maine reports. “I don’t think any of this would be happening under the Obama administration if …

From the “Most Transparent Administration Ever,” a Request that the Press Not Do Its Job

No, seriously: First lady Michelle Obama appeared with [Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary] Burke later Monday in Milwaukee, praising her for starting a program to help students get to college, before recalling the challenges President Barack Obama faced when he took office. The crowd cheered as Mrs. Obama talked about restoring the economy and overhauling the …