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No Questions Allowed at the Signing of the ‘Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act’

The most transparent administration ever strikes again:

An amazing scene Monday in the Oval Office of the administration that’s raising opacity to new densities. (See Related Items below.)

President Obama signed legislation to encourage press freedoms around the world.

The measure, dubbed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act for the Wall Street Journal reporter slain by kidnappers in 2002, is designed to send a “crisp, strong message” to other governments that they are being watched in their treatment of news media, Obama said.

The American president then refused to take any questions from the U.S. news media.

Video here.

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