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U.S. press freedom suffers under Obama, survey finds [World Press Freedom Index]
Washington Times ^ | February 11, 2014 | Maghan Drake

Posted on 02/11/2014 5:44:01 PM PST by grundle

The Obama administration’s handling of whistleblower Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaks and the investigation of a string of leaks produced a plunge in the country’s rating on press freedoms and government openness, according to a new global survey released Tuesday.

The U.S. under President Obama, who once promised to run the “most transparent” administration in the country’s history, fell from 32nd to 46th in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index, a drop of 13 slots. The index, compiled by the press advocacy group Reporters Without Borders, analyzes 180 countries on criteria like official abuse, media independence and infrastructure to determine how free journalists are to report.

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1 posted on 02/11/2014 5:44:01 PM PST by grundle
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U.S. press freedom suffers under Obama, survey finds [World Press Freedom Index]

Hell, ALL FREEDOM suffers under the kenyan/indonesian commie bastard! Why does the press continue to protect him?

2 posted on 02/11/2014 6:37:52 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: grundle

Bump


3 posted on 02/11/2014 6:39:04 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: grundle

This is news?


4 posted on 02/11/2014 8:13:37 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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