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State Dept Launches 'Free The Press' Campaign Same Day DOJ Asks Supreme Court To Jail Reporter

On the very same day, the DoJ asked the Supreme Court to help them force Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter James Risen into jail.
State Dept Launches 'Free The Press' Campaign Same Day DOJ Asks Supreme Court To Jail Reporter

Via Techdirt:

The US State Department announced the launch of its third annual "Free the Press" campaign today, which will purportedly highlight "journalists or media outlets that are censored, attacked, threatened, or otherwise oppressed because of their reporting." A noble mission for sure. But maybe they should kick off the campaign by criticizing their own Justice Department, which, on the very same day, has asked the Supreme Court to help them force Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter James Risen into jail.

Politico's Josh Gerstein reports that the Justice Department filed a legal brief ...

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