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 theatlantic.com.