Jill Abramson

Via Newsmax:

The firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor of The New York Times happened because she “went over the line” in criticizing the heavy-handed tactics used by the Obama administration in dealing with the media, claims radio talk show host Tom Sullivan.

Sullivan pointed out that “earlier this year” (in fact, just last month, in an interview with The Takeaway) Abramson said, “The Obama years are a benchmark for a new level of secrecy and control.” He said she added that “sources who want to come forward with stories they feel are important are scared to death they’re going to be prosecuted.”

In January, Abramson called the Obama administration the “most secretive White House” she has covered during her time as a political journalist and later said national security reporting is “effectively being criminalized” under Obama.

Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of The Times, announced Wednesday that Abramson had been fired, citing “an issue with management in the newsroom.”

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