Obama Flashback: Journalists Shouldn't Be Bullied for 'Trying to Do Their Jobs'

Obama Flashback: Journalists Shouldn't Be Bullied for 'Trying to Do Their Jobs'

On August 14, 2014, President Barack Obama criticized law enforcement in Ferguson, MO for their behavior towards journalists covering the protests in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown and declared law enforcement “should not be bullying or arresting journalists” for “trying to do their jobs.”

“Here, in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs and report to the American people on what they see on the ground.  Put simply, we all need to hold ourselves to a high standard, particularly those of us in positions of authority” he said.  Obama also stressed the “need for accountability when it comes to our government.”

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