Free Press

President Believes in 'Unfettered' Press, But With 'Balance,' Says Press Secretary

Which wouldn't seem all that "unfettered"

|

Original to Reason 24/7:

In a tense press conference amidst multiple scandals, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney repeatedly claimed that President Obama supports "unfettered" freedom of the press, but tempered the statement by insisting that such freedom must be "balanced" by national security concerns.

The Obama administration has prosecuted twice as many people who leaked information to the press as all other previous administrations combined.