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Journalist James Risen: Trump Is Attacking Free Press 'In a Way We Haven't Seen in Modern American History'
"I think the Acosta incident is... a symbol of an attempt to discredit not only CNN but the entire press corps."
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Donald Trump's Surveillance of New York Times Reporter Is a True Declaration of War Against the Press
Unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama, Trump was not known to have spied on journalists or tried to jail them—as Obama did with me—for refusing to reveal their sources. Until now.
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US War Theories Target Dissenters
When the U.S. Department of Defense published a new Law of War Manual (LOW) this past summer, editorialists at the New York Times sat up and took notice . Their concern was that the manual stated that journalists could be deemed “unprivileged belligerents.” The editorial explained that as a legal...
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Exposed: Big Brother's 'Unique and Productive' Relationship with AT&T
"The NSA's top-secret budget in 2013 for the AT&T partnership was more than twice that of the next-largest such program," a New York Times and ProPublica investigation has revealed.
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'Guilty of Embarrassing Government': CIA Whistleblower Gets 42-Month Sentence
Prosecution of Jeffrey Sterling stands in stark contrast to leniency granted to former CIA director General David Petraeus
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Whistleblowers and the Press Heavyweights
Following the late January guilty verdicts in the espionage trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, more proof emerged — if any more were needed — that many elite mainstream journalists abhor whistleblowers and think they should go to prison when they divulge classified information. One would...
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Yes, Eric Holder Does Do the Intelligence Community’s Bidding in Leak Prosecutions
The second-to-last witness in the government’s case against Jeffrey Sterling, FBI Special Agent Ashley Hunt, introduced a number of things she had collected over the course of her 7.5 year investigation into James Risen’s chapter on Operation Merlin. That included a few things — most notably two...
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'Nation's Top Censorship Officer': Targeted NYT Journalist Rebukes Eric Holder over Press Freedoms
James Risen, dragged through the mud by the Department of Justice, offers bold counter to AG's record on whistleblowers
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The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower
The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling — after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower. Sterling’s indictment four years ago received fleeting news coverage that recited the government’s charges. From the outset, the Justice Department portrayed him as bitter and...
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Guilty Verdict for CIA Agent Called 'New Low' in War on Whistleblowers
As case grounded 'largely on circumstantial evidence' results in guilty verdict, advocates for Jeffrey Sterling say government has gone too far
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