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James Goodale: “Obama Worse than Nixon” on Press Freedom

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 16:11
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by Michael Krieger
Liberty Blitzkrieg

For those of you unaware, James Goodale was chief counsel to the New York Times when they published the Pentagon Papers. In this excellent interview with the Columbia Journalism Review, he warns all Americans, in particular journalists, about the significance of the U.S. government’s prosecution of Wikileaks. He notes that what Wikileaks did was no different from what the New York Times did back in the 1970′s. They broke news that the powerful didn’t want exposed. That is the heart and soul of journalism, and if that is criminalized, so will be the profession of journalism itself. It’s a full on attack against free speech. From the CJR:

James Goodale has a message for journalists: Wake up. In his new book, Fighting for the Press (CUNY Journalism Press, 2013), Goodale, chief counsel to The New York Times when its editors published the Pentagon Papers in 1971, argues that President Obama is worse for press freedom than former President Richard Nixon was.

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