Censorship By Obama And Romney

Even reporters with the strongest political ties from the most mainstream US publications are so terrified by the draconian rules set up by the Obama and Romney campaigns that they are rethinking their policies on covering the presidential race.

The New York Times and LA Times editors are changing the rules for their journalists on quote approval. This news comes after months of discussions with policymakers and attempts to break the draconian censorship set by the camps of both presidential contenders. On Monday The New York Times finally broke the silence and openly admitted that the Obama campaign grants interviews “under one major condition: the press office has veto power over what statements can be quoted and attributed by name.”

According to the same article, Romney advisors do practically the same. The Times reveals that the presumptive Republican nominee’s camp requires that “reporters ask them for the green light on anything from a conversation that they would like to include in an article.” Journalists who refuse to follow these rules lose their sources…


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