The Committee to Protect Journalists
has published an interesting overview of “The Obama Administration and
the Press: Leak Investigations and Surveillance in Post-9/11 America.”
Written by former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr.
and reported by Sara Rafsky, it’s a non-tendentious account of recent
skirmishes between the government and the media, with due attention to
the role of leakers such as Army Pfc. Bradley Manning and former CIA
officer John Kiriakou, who pleaded guilty to identifying an undercover