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James Risen

The Difference Between Fact and Fiction

Murray Fromson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Media
Murray Fromson

Turn on CNN any Sunday morning and its principal programs most likely will intrigue you, particularly if you are watching Fareed Zakaria, Brian Stelter and their casts of articulate and intelligent characters who 'analyze' or have an opinion about 'the news.'

The 'Shocking' Terrorism Statistic 'You Would Never Hear' On Network News

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The fear of terrorism has hung over the United States like a dark cloud in the 13 years since 9/11, but New York Times reporter James Risen says the t...

Michael Calderone

New York Times Reporter James Risen Finds ‘Crazy Is The New Normal' In War On Terror

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.16.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- New York Times reporter James Risen was surprised Sunday when former National Security Agency chief Michael Hayden said he doesn’t see...

James Risen's New Book: Exposing the "War on Terror"

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

No single review or interview can do justice to Pay Any Price -- the new book by James Risen that is the antithesis of what routinely passes for journalism about the "war on terror." Instead of evasive tunnel vision, the book offers big-picture acuity: focusing on realities that are pervasive and vastly destructive.

Former NSA Director Says Government Shouldn't Pursue Reporter

AP | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former director of the National Security Agency says he doesn't see the need for the U.S. government to prosecute the New York T...

NY Times Reporter James Risen: 'Obama Hates The Press'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.07.2014 | Media

New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner James Risen said that he believes the U.S. government's crackdown on journalists and whistleblowers ...

James Risen's Provocative Comments About The Media's ISIS Debate

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Media

The New York Times's James Risen is mostly known for being a prominent national security reporter who has come pretty close to going to jail for follo...

Obama Blasts Afghans for Expelling Reporter -- So Why the Continued Pursuit of 'NYT' Reporter James Risen?

Peter Scheer | Posted 10.26.2014 | Media
Peter Scheer

The Justice Department's relentless pursuit of James Risen, and its refusal to recognize a qualified, first amendment-based, testimonial privilege for journalists, are serious mistakes. Now would be a good time for President Obama to correct those mistakes.

Journalism Is Under Attack, And Not Just In Ferguson

Noa Yachot | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Noa Yachot

It is not a great time to be a journalist in America.

NYT Reporter: Obama Is 'Greatest Enemy To Press Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 08.18.2014 | Media

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter James Risen is not mincing words about President Barack Obama. Risen has been fighting the Obama ad...

Pulitzer Prize Winner: Obama 'Could Learn From' This Story

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.15.2014 | Media

Fourteen Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters recently denounced the government’s legal action against New York Times Reporter James Risen, who was orde...

Press Freedom Groups Ramp Up Campaign For James Risen

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.15.2014 | Media

Press freedom organizations submitted a petition with more than 100,000 signatures to the US Department of Justice Thursday in support of New York Tim...

Jake Tapper Shuts Down DOJ Spokesman In One Tweet

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.14.2014 | Media

CNN's Jake Tapper had the perfect response when the spokesman for the Department of Justice claimed to speak up for press freedom on Wednesday night. ...

Pulitzer Prize Winners Speak Out For NY Times Reporter

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.11.2014 | Media

Fourteen Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists issued statements on Monday in defense of New York Times reporter James Risen and to condemn the governmen...

A Former Obama Aide's Revealing 'Rolling Stone' Article

Dennis Earl | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Dennis Earl

Reid Cherlin used to work for The Obama Administration. After the election of the new President in 2008, he worked in the Press Secretary's Office as one of its spokespeople. In a new piece for Rolling Stone magazine, he recounts his experiences from the inside. It has to be read to be believed.

Snowden, Go Home

Peter Scheer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Snowden has portrayed his accessing, copying and distribution (to selected journalists) of NSA records as acts of conscience-and so they may have been. Civil disobedience is a time-honored form of protest, particularly in a democracy. But civil disobedience is not painless; it is not a get-out-of-jail free card.

Does Uncle Sam Have a God Complex?

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

As a matter of faith, some people believe that God can see and hear everything. But as a matter of fact, the U.S. government now has the kind of surveillance powers formerly attributed only to a supreme being.

Michael Calderone

U.S. Spy Chief Warned Ex-NY Times Editor: 'You Will Have Blood On Your Hands'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- On the evening of Aug. 2, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was on a crowded Metro North train, en route to her weekend...

Why the US Record on Free Press Won't Inspire Cairo

Sarah Harvard | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Sarah Harvard

The Obama administration's statements about the three Al Jazeera journalists are encouraging and ring true to the needs of both the Egyptian and the American people, but it's unsure whether they are in the right position to point their finger just yet.

Criminal Wrongdoing and the CIA

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

According to the operating consensus, the American public has no right to know what the CIA is up to, even when what it's up to is extremely questionable in terms of dealing with our officially proclaimed enemies; and liberating such data from the crypt called classification is criminal behavior.

Obama And Holder Pushed To Stop Pursuing NYT Reporter

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Media

A new petition is calling on President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to drop the government's legal efforts to get New York Times reporter Ja...

Supreme Court Deals Major Blow To James Risen

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 08.02.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — A reporter who has been ordered to divulge the identity of the source of classified information lost his bid Monday to get the Sup...

An Assault From Obama's Escalating War On Journalism

Norman Solomon | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media
Norman Solomon

Charging that the administration has launched "an assault on freedom of the press," a new petition tells Obama and Holder: "We urge you in the strongest terms to halt all legal action against Mr. Risen and to safeguard the freedom of journalists to maintain the confidentiality of their sources."

Ryan J. Reilly

Top DOJ Official Implies Reporter May Not Be Jailed In Leak Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration may not actually seek an order from a federal judge to send New York Times reporter James Risen to jail for ref...

Michael Calderone

How A New York Times Reporter Forced The Paper To Publish NSA Secrets

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.14.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- In the fall of 2005, New York Times reporter James Risen invited a colleague, Eric Lichtblau, to his house to read a chapter from his fort...