Re: [USA] quelling leaks looking increasingly dictatorialFrom: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 12 2018 12:31:38
On Fri, 8 Jun 2018 09:45:04 -0400, RS Wood <email@example.com>
Thanks Obama, you putz. Now no-one will be willing to talk to a
reporter, just what every dictator would like. And you queued it up
for Trump to make use of, even better.
AP FACT CHECK: Obama was harsh against leakers
WASHINGTON (AP) Barack Obamas recent denunciation of President
Donald Trumps treatment of the press overlooks the aggressive steps
the Justice Department took to keep information from the public when
he was president. Obama also made a problematic claim that Republican
"sabotage" has cost 3 million people their health insurance.
With his return to the political donnybrook on behalf of Democrats in
the November elections, Obama has brought a once-familiar style back
into the discourse. Its measured, nuanced and distinct from the
torrent of misstatements from Trump. That doesnt mean Obama always
tells the story straight.
THE FACTS: Trump may use extraordinary rhetoric to undermine trust in
the press, but Obama arguably went farther -- using extraordinary
actions to block the flow of information to the public.