Jun 152011

By Marc Pitzke in New York

“The US government is celebrating the release of the ‘Pentagon Papers’ on the Vietnam War as a sign of its openness. The truth, however, is that President Barack Obama has taken a much tougher line on whistleblowers than his predecessors.”

“A flood of recent government investigations into apparent information leaks have exposed Obama’s insincerity regarding his pledge to create an “unprecedented level of openness in government” when he took office. Judith Ehrlich, the director of the Oscar-nominated, 2009 documentary film “The Most Dangerous Man in America” about Daniel Ellsberg, recently told London’s Guardian newspaper that Obama is the “worst president in terms of his record on whistleblowing.” Read the entire article here