This Is Probably The LAST Award The Obama White House Wanted To Win

Photo Credit: IJ Review

Photo Credit: IJ Review

The Obama administration has won an award named after America’s third president, Thomas Jefferson. That’s the “good” news. The bad news? The award is the “Jefferson Muzzle,” which the administration won for spying on the news media and limiting journalists’ access to Obama.

The “coveted” awards announced Wednesday by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression are presented to people and institutions that engage in the most egregious affronts to the First Amendment. (No word on whether Team Obama was a unanimous winner.)

As reported by AP, the awards are announced each year on or near the April 13 birthday of Jefferson, a free-speech advocate. Winners get a T-shirt with Jefferson’s likeness and a black rectangle over his mouth.

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