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In a "Face the Nation" interview about the Department of Justice investigating journalists, The New York Times' Jill Abramson said "the process of newsgathering is being criminalized."
The First Amendment is first for a reason. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison thought it was crucial for our country to have a free and robust press to help keep the government accountable. And that's the job that Times reporters and other reporters here in Washington are trying so hard to do.
Abramson said she's not sure people outside of Washington, D.C., are as concerned with the leak investigation as they are with other political issues, such as rising health care costs and the economy. But, she said, some important people have gotten involved: