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Backstory: The Obama Administration's Crackdown on Leaks

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer describes how the Obama Administration is cracking down on leaks by prosecuting whistle-blowers. Her article, The Secret Sharer, appears in the May 23 issue of The New Yorker.  

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Jane Mayer

Comments [2]

jawbone

This administration has been going after whistleblowers since well before WikiLeaks made any kind of big splash.

Obama stands out in the number and aggressiveness of trying to prosecute "leakers," aka whistleblowers.

Scary Constitutional scholar, this Democratic president.

May. 19 2011 01:39 PM
Patrick from Bronx

The Nixon Administration pursued a campaign of dirty tricks against Daniel Ellsberg. What is the Obama Administration's stance on Julian Assange?

May. 19 2011 10:44 AM

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