New York Times reporter James Risen unloaded an attack on President Obama as he accepted a journalism award at Colby College in Maine. “I think [President] Obama hates the press. I think he doesn’t like the press and he hates leaks,” he said. “I don’t think any of this would be happening under the Obama administration if Obama didn’t want to do it.”
Risen took the occasion to compare his own journalism against the government's war on terrorism to the abolitionist fight against slavery. Does that clash a bit with a black president, being cast as a modern-day equivalent of a slavery defender? Don't stop Risen. He's on an arrogant roll about his own importance.