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Former NSA official: ‘This administration is exhibiting narcissistic tendencies’

Posted By admin On May 28, 2013 @ 4:43 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Josh Peterson
Daily Caller [1]
May 28, 2013

The Obama administration’s targeting of journalists and their sources is an assault on the First Amendment, a former National Security Agency official and prominent whistleblower says.

“[R]eporters have shared with me privately that some of their most trusted sources within government are increasingly afraid to speak with them, even off-the-record, for fear that they will be monitored and surveilled,” Thomas Drake, a former senior executive of the National Security Agency and a whistleblower who was prosecuted by the Obama administration, told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview.

“That’s self-censorship,” he said.

Drake explained to TheDC that he sees a “soft tyranny” enveloping the United States through the federal government’s targeting of journalists and their sources.

Such a fear of speaking to the press, he said, interferes with the freedom of association —  recognized [2] in the First Amendment as an essential component of free speech.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/27/former-nsa-official-this-administration-is-exhibiting-narcissistic-tendencies/

[2] recognized: http://www.aclu.org/free-speech

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[6] Inside Obama’s “Orwellian World” Where Whistleblowing Has Become Espionage: The Case of Thomas Drake: http://www.prisonplanet.com/inside-obamas-orwellian-world-where-whistleblowing-has-become-espionage-the-case-of-thomas-drake.html

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