By Christopher B. Daly
By approving or tolerating the abuses of power involved in the AP and Fox News cases, President Obama has positioned himself on the wrong side of the First Amendment. He is moving in the direction of making journalism a criminal activity.
For a former constitutional law professor, that is beyond disappointing.
For a politician who needs the press to govern, that is just stupid.
More evidence comes from the group Reporters Without Borders, an international journalism-advocacy group that supports press freedom in places like Morocco and Bahrain. Now, they feel the need to express concern about the state of press freedom in the United States, where the concept was born. Sheesh.
Also, don’t miss this comment from Ryan Lizza in The New Yorker.