Skip to comments.Obama signs Freedom of Press Act
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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President of the World.
May as well start here.
...more waste of ink by the incompetent one.
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?
Okay, so the obvious questions: How many billions, and which leftist news organizations will receive them?
And then what happens?
How does Obama get to sign a “world” law?
This is a joke - correct?
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.
It’s another Executive Edict. No power but decree.
Too bad he didn’t take questions from the press at the signing.
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.
“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.
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.
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
The Pearl family must be so proud.. of Daniel.. but I question his name usage for such an award.. maybe it’s just me.
Are you telling me these POS dont know this already; so why the grand-standing!
And how does this do anything that cannot be done anyway, whats the purpose of this legislation, to whitewash foreign corruption and pervert information by having Government gatekeepers to tell everyone what is and is not.
Lets 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
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.
see link at post #22 ~ no questions of The One shall take place.
War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.
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'.
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.
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