[Marxism] Fwd: If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama - The New York Times

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Feb 24 15:06:25 MST 2017

(James Risen, the best the NY Times has to offer.)

If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower in 
jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the F.B.I. to spy on a 
journalist, he will have one man to thank for bequeathing him such 
expansive power: Barack Obama.

Mr. Trump made his animus toward the news media clear during the 
presidential campaign, often expressing his disgust with coverage 
through Twitter or in diatribes at rallies. So if his campaign is any 
guide, Mr. Trump seems likely to enthusiastically embrace the aggressive 
crackdown on journalists and whistle-blowers that is an important yet 
little understood component of Mr. Obama’s presidential legacy.


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