Jill Abramson Defends Charge that the Obama White House Is the ‘Most Secretive’

‘I’ve never dealt with an administration where more officials ... demand that everything be off the record’

Abramson Opens Up to Greta, Defends Charge Obama WH the ‘Most Secretive’ (Mediaite)

Ex-New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson joined Greta Van Susteren tonight to open up about her firing and her experience at theTimes. Abramson also defended a claim she has made previously that the Obama White House isthe “most secretive” she’s ever dealt with.

Abramson said she’s “never dealt with an administration where more officials… demand that everything be off the record.” She cited criminal investigations against journalists’ sources, including the current case involving Times reporterJames Risen, to make the case of just how secretive the White House is.

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