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Transparency and National Security: What News Editors Need to Tell Their Reporters

Transparency and National Security: What News Editors Need to Tell Their Reporters

Dan Froomkin at PressWatch on journalism after January 6. The most important lesson of the Bush/Cheney years is that we should never assume government officials are telling us the truth, especially when it comes to matters involving war and national security. This is hardly an original lesson, and yet nonetheless it bears repeating. We should...

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DHS Reassigns Official Following Intelligence Reports On Journalists

DHS Reassigns Official Following Intelligence Reports On Journalists

The norm that the U.S. government shouldn’t collect intelligence on a free press still has some force, it seems. Brian Murphy’s removal fuels criticism around the DHS, which has been under heavy scrutiny in recent weeks for its use of federal officers at Portland protests. Agents from various divisions within the department were deployed to...

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CNN Regurgitates Bolton’s Overblown Claims About the Threat of Iran

CNN Regurgitates Bolton’s Overblown Claims About the Threat of Iran

After John Bolton issued a statement on May 5 about “troubling and escalatory indications” from Iran, Americans have heard a barrage of reports from reputable news organizations echoing charges about Iran’s “troubling” actions. Now U.S. aircraft carriers are said to on the move while Saudi Arabia reporters its oil tankers have supposedly been sabotaged. It’s...

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