By: Eleanor Clift | The Daily Beast
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.
In my city, I find almost no one speaking up for Obama. One reader said the White House is more corrupt than Nixon’s or Harding’s. It’s like the gang that can’s shoot straight, one reader said I find virtually no confidence in Obama in my area.