Monday, October 19, 2020

HOLDER TELLS REPORTERS HE’LL NO LONGER TARGET THEM

May 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

That “off the record” meeting with reporters that Attorney General Eric Holder had arranged to discuss the DOJ’s investigations of leaks of classified information to the press turned out to be anything but. Although several news organizations, including the Associated Press, Reuters, the New York Times, CNN and NBC, had refused to attend the meeting […]

OBAMA “TROUBLED” BY DOJ’S PRESS PROBES

May 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

President Obama said on Thursday that he was “troubled” by the investigation of reporters by his own Justice Department but said that he is attempting to strike “the right balance between our security and our open society.” The president himself, in a speech on his counterterrorism policy, appeared to be balancing his own response to […]

SCOTLAND YARD CRITICIZED FOR QUESTIONING JOURNALIST

September 9, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The conduct of Britain’s Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) vis-à-vis the news media has again come under the scrutiny of lawmakers after it was learned that Amelia Hill, a reporter for the Guardian newspaper who has been covering the phone-hacking scandal, was questioned by police “under caution.” (The legal terms means that the words of the […]