A Chilling Effect on the Free Press

Among the myriad of scandals currently rippling throughout the Obama administration, one has been particularly jarring to the U.S. press corps due to its potential to impact the work of reporters themselves. Fox News reporter James Rosen was named a "co-conspirator" by the Justice Department for, essentially, doing the job of a reporter – investigating information, following leads and asking questions.

"The big threat here is that ultimately it is the reporters themselves who are seen as the ones who are breaking the law and there could be prosecutions," The New York Times' Mark Mazzetti said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

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