Should reporters be prosecuted for covering government leaks? Is Obama worse for the First Amendment than Nixon?
Everyone from Fox News to NPR is talking about:
Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other BattlesBy James C. Goodale, published by CUNY Journalism Press
“When it comes to the leaks, the president should be sobered by an interesting new book, Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles.” – New York Times
“Goodale believes there may be a secret indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and that he could be accused of conspiring with Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning to violate the Espionage Act.” – American Bar Association Journal
“Goodale, also known as the ‘father of reporters’ privilege’ and author of a new book titled Fighting for the Press, says Obama is censoring the media by using an illegitimate justification of national security concerns.” – New York Observer.
“James Goodale: Is Obama worse for press freedom than Nixon?” – @newsweek
“It has been forty years since the Pentagon Papers made its indelible mark on journalism, but Goodale contends that many of the same issues that were central then remain today. He sees the continuing WikiLeaks case as a second Pentagon Papers, except that so far, the government’s attempts to stifle First Amendment rights have proceeded unchecked.” – TheAtlantic. com
“James Goodale knows a thing or two about whistleblowers.” – New York magazine