TV News LIES

Monday, Mar 30th

Last update03:59:39 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media U.S. intelligence chief bars unauthorized contacts with reporters on all intel-related matters

U.S. intelligence chief bars unauthorized contacts with reporters on all intel-related matters

E-mail Print PDF

James ClapperEmployees of U.S. intelligence agencies have been barred from discussing without authorization any intelligence-related matter - even if it isn’t classified - with journalists, under a new directive issued by Director of National Security James Clapper.

Intelligence agency employees who violate the policy could suffer career-ending losses of their security clearances or out-right termination, and those who disclose classified information could face criminal prosecution, according to the directive signed by Clapper on March 20.

Under the order, only the director or deputy head of an intelligence agency, public affairs officials and those authorized by a public affairs official may have contact with journalists on intelligence-related matters.

The order, which was made public on Monday by Steven Aftergood, who runs the Federation of American Scientists’ Project on Government Secrecy, is sweeping in its definition of intelligence-related matters.

TVNL Comment:  So much for the promise of transparency....

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Private investigator reportedly tracks NYT investigative reporter

Ariel kaminerFormer New York Times reporter Ariel Kaminer has found herself tangled up in a mysterious private...

ABC Anchor, Lisa Colagrossi, Dies on Assignment

ABC anchor diesWe have some sad news to share with you about our Eyewitness News family.Lisa Colagrossi, Eyewitness...

'60 Minutes' under fire for Africa coverage

60 minutesJournalist and author Howard W. French and more than 150 other writers and professors sent a...

Another Washington Post Secret Service report comes under scrutiny

US Secret serviceCarol Leonnig's recent Washington Post story about two U.S. Secret Service agents drunkenly running a car...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!