Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Haw We Lost John Peter Zenger Fight For Press Freedom?

Michael Powell has a devastating look at the NYPD’s crackdown on journalists. (NYT) Reporters Meet the Fists of the Law * Media organizations sent letters to the NYPD yesterday complaining of the treatment. * Veteran cop reporter Len Levitt, scourge of the NYPD: “The police want to accredit as few reporters as possible, and they make it exceedingly hard for nonmainstream reporters to get press passes.” (Levitt is trying to renew his pass; the process isn’t going so well).
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