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Obama signs Freedom of Press Act
Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2010

Posted on 05/17/2010 9:59:15 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a law intended to provide more protections for a free press around the world.

The law, the Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act, expands efforts to identify countries where press freedom is being violated.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhobillsigning; bhopress; danielpearl; freedomofpressact; islamonazism; obamalegacy

1 posted on 05/17/2010 9:59:15 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

President of the World.


2 posted on 05/17/2010 10:00:20 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

May as well start here.


3 posted on 05/17/2010 10:01:12 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...more waste of ink by the incompetent one.


4 posted on 05/17/2010 10:01:24 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about urging religious freedoms in Saudi Arabia? You know, the capital of the Islamic empire that spawned the death cult that murdered Daniel Pearl?


5 posted on 05/17/2010 10:01:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay, so the obvious questions: How many billions, and which leftist news organizations will receive them?


6 posted on 05/17/2010 10:02:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And then what happens?


7 posted on 05/17/2010 10:02:44 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: a fool in paradise

How does Obama get to sign a “world” law?


8 posted on 05/17/2010 10:03:17 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a joke - correct?


9 posted on 05/17/2010 10:03:33 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wow, this guy Obama is another Churchill. I'm impressed. /s
10 posted on 05/17/2010 10:04:21 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama, proving Hillary right that it takes a Village Idiot.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do these arrogant bastages who pass and sign this tripe think Egypt or Singapore is going to turn over a new leaf?

They would do well to look under their own desks.


11 posted on 05/17/2010 10:06:00 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s another Executive Edict. No power but decree.


12 posted on 05/17/2010 10:06:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: roaddog727

Too bad he didn’t take questions from the press at the signing.


13 posted on 05/17/2010 10:06:22 AM PDT by Qout
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course, it goes without saying that if Obama signs a bill called “Freedom of the Press Act,” it must attack freedom of the press in some way.


14 posted on 05/17/2010 10:08:17 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“President Barack Obama has signed a law intended to provide more protections for a free press around the world. “

He has no authority to affect any protections of any kind , anywhere in the world except the USA. And not much authority here either.


15 posted on 05/17/2010 10:08:28 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: Qout
"Too bad he didn’t take questions from the press at the signing."

How long has it been since this guy had a press event? It seems like it has been ages. This is especially surprising because for a while, it seemed like he was having them every other week.

16 posted on 05/17/2010 10:09:52 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did they invite KSM to come watch, maybe say a few words?
Maybe he’s too busy getting ready for his trial, meeting with lawyers and such


17 posted on 05/17/2010 10:13:03 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: Qout
Too bad he didn’t take questions from the press at the signing.

TRANSPARENCY

18 posted on 05/17/2010 10:13:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Pearl family must be so proud.. of Daniel.. but I question his name usage for such an award.. maybe it’s just me.


19 posted on 05/17/2010 10:14:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Normally I'd be all for this, but when Obama is involved I get suspicious.
How does he define "freedom"?
Is it anything like Holdren or current FCC chairman Genachowski?
20 posted on 05/17/2010 10:14:10 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Are you telling me these POS don’t know this already; so why the grand-standing!

And how does this do anything that cannot be done anyway, what’s the purpose of this legislation, to whitewash foreign corruption and pervert information by having Government gatekeepers to tell everyone what is and is not.

Let’s create a Freedom of Religion Act while we are at it, and keep track of Foreign States and regions which do not support freedom of religion, then create a no go and sanction list; starting with the Saudi Arabia…


21 posted on 05/17/2010 10:17:56 AM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2515263/posts

post # 13


22 posted on 05/17/2010 10:18:30 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does this act compel Gibbs to answer questions? Maybe someone can ask Obama at his next press conference. I’m sure that’s coming up soon, right?

For an individual journalist, there is a big difference between beheading and being denied access. But for “freedom of speech” you get the same results whether you threaten to behead or threaten to deny access. Journalists cannot afford to have their access denied, and this administration not only threatens, but carries through.

When Helen Thomas criticizes a Democrat administration for their press policies, they have no business lecturing other countries on freedom of the press.


23 posted on 05/17/2010 10:20:04 AM PDT by LostPassword
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To: LostPassword

see link at post #22 ~ no questions of The One shall take place.


24 posted on 05/17/2010 10:33:25 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.


25 posted on 05/17/2010 10:35:34 AM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: Free ThinkerNY
the Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act

I wasn't at the signing ceremony but I think I know what happened. Obama used twenty or thirty different pens, handing them off to nameless bureaucrats as souvenirs, while calling the bill 'historic'.

26 posted on 05/17/2010 12:07:18 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Meanwhile..... millions of Americans continue to be unemployed, terrorist and criminals flood over our borders, Socialism continues to gain a foothold in our lives, national debt rises into the trillions, and the American Dream is stolen from from the futures of hundreds of millions of yet to be born American citizens.

So, it’s all good news for Obama, because he’s made sure he has signed an unenforceable and nonsustaining piece of paper. Wow, I think he made me faint, again.

All Hail The White Hating Black Muslim Bastard of the World.


27 posted on 05/17/2010 12:23:32 PM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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