Freedom of the Press? Or Espionage?

February 27, 2012 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

Via The New York Times:

"America, a place where the people’s right to know is viewed as superseding the government’s right to hide its business."

"Jake Tapper, the White House correspondent for ABC News, pointed out that the administration had lauded brave reporting in distant lands more than once and then asked, “How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistle-blowers to court?”

He then suggested that the administration seemed to believe that “the truth should come out abroad; it shouldn’t come out here.”

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