The administration has been no friend of the press. Sarcasm or critical comments often come from the president and are directed toward reporters. The president dodges questions, plays favorites with reporters right in front of other reporters, refusing to engage reporters then complaining when unfavorable stories are published and White House aides will even retaliate against reporters, who write stories they do not like. On top of that, politicians have whipped up hysteria amongst politicians over “leaks” and, as the Senate and House advocate for measures to clamp down on the free flow of information in a manner that will truly impact journalism, the White House offers no sensible alternatives or bold condemnation of the bipartisan frenzy.