An important survey from the Associated Press lays out in detail just how the Obama administration limits access to public information. As we face a new war in the Middle East, a dangerous outbreak of a virulent disease and a number of political scandals, itís more important than ever that American citizens ó and American voters ó to have access to information.
Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee, speaking to the American Society of News Editors, the Associated Press Media Editors and the Associated Press Photo Managers, pointed to specific ways the administration blocks information.
First is the war in the Middle East (though the administration seems unwilling to call it a war). ìAs the United States ramps up its fight against Islamic militants, the public can't see any of it,î the Associated Press reported. ìNews organizations can't shoot photos or video of bombers as they take off ó there are no embeds. In fact, the administration won't even say what country the bombers fly from.î Continue>>>