Aside from her unceremonious firing, former New York Times
executive editor Jill Abramson is perhaps best known for her assertion
that the Obama administration is the most secretive of any she has
covered, and in 22 years in Washington, that covers a lot of White
Houses. She got plenty of grief from President Obama’s top aides in the
aftermath, and while other journalists made the same observation,
Abramson’s words carried weight, coming as they did from the prestigious
newspaper’s first female top editor.