The Marc Steiner Show

June 28, 2011 – Segment 3

James Risen is a New York Times national security reporter who uncovered some of the biggest stories during the years of the Bush Administration, including the waterboarding of detainees in Iraq and the secret NSA spying program.  The Obama administration has continued to subpoena Risen to reveal his anonymous sources, which he has refused to do, and which could lead to jail time for the reporter.

We’re joined by Conor Friedersdorf, associate editor at The Atlantic and founding editor of The Best of Journalism, for a discussion about James Risen. Friedersdorf wrote the article Obama Has Finally Become Dick Cheney on


Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday thru Friday from 10AM to Noon on WEAA 88.9 FM. The show covers the topics that matter, engaging real voices, from Charm City to Cairo and beyond. Call us at 410.319.8888 or email us to participate live in the show, or share your comments on our site! Aren’t in Baltimore but want to listen? Stream the show live.

Leave a Reply