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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

So Many Deserving Candidates...

The Bush administration and the Defense Department are among the winners of the 2007 Jefferson Muzzle awards, given Tuesday by a free-speech group to those it considers the most egregious First Amendment violators in the past year.

The Bush administration appears on the list, compiled by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, for its efforts to discourage, modify and sometimes censor government scientists’ reports and studies to be more in line with the administration’s political policies, notably on global warming, the center said.

“The number of major scientists who have come forward and indicated they were constrained by the administration viewpoint is quite worrisome,” center director Robert M. O’Neil told The Associated Press. “There have been similar concerns arising in other areas but we wanted to focus specifically on climate change as the most invaded or intruded area.”

2 comments:

Mark said...

Very important blog and topic you are covering. Wish I'd found your site earlier.

Nice work.

I was wondering if you think you could possibly assist me in obtaining interrogation logs of Saddam Hussein and top members of his regime or any tips in finding out?

Any help or advice you could dispense would be greatly appreciated. Keep up the great work...

Mark of www.regimeofterror.com

Charles Davis said...

Hmmmm...an interesting topic! Might be worth an FOI request, if the ACLU hasn't already made that one. They'd likely exempt a lot of that material...what do you think?

CD