Should the Media Demand that Obama not Prosecute Leakers?

By: Michael McGough | Los Angeles Times

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 operative.


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