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Finland No. 1, US sinks to 46th in global press freedom rankings
Yahoo ^ | Feb. 12, 2014

Posted on 02/13/2014 7:23:42 AM PST by gooblah

The U.S. plummeted 13 slots to 46th overall “amid increased efforts to track down whistle-blowers and the sources of leaks,” Reporters Without Borders warned in an annual report.

The trial and conviction of Private Bradley Manning and the pursuit of NSA analyst Edward Snowden were warnings to all those thinking of assisting in the disclosure of sensitive information that would clearly be in the public interest,” the organization said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 02/13/2014 7:23:42 AM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

The irony is the corrupt press has never been happier.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 7:25:10 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: gooblah

Surprised it isn’t lower.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 7:27:22 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Phillyred

The press wants bailouts and its journalists kiss government arse in order to get Obama appointments and make us imagine how it is.

Welcome to the idiot affirmative action imagine society. No truth an no real story, just “imagine the people”.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 7:27:59 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: gooblah

We always knew this would happen under a left-wing regime.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 7:30:08 AM PST by skeeter
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To: gooblah

There are plenty of reasons as to why the U.S. media rank so low, but the treatment of Bradley Manning shouldn’t be a consideration. Manning released classified information that placed U.S. military units unnecessarily in harm’s way.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 7:30:37 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: gooblah




7 posted on 02/13/2014 7:31:56 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis
great portrayals of the presstitutes
8 posted on 02/13/2014 7:32:33 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: gooblah

I call BS! The two leakers listed were releasing classified information which has been a vilolation of USC for over 50 years. They just couldn’t say the Dems control and craft the MSM’s reporting -because they’re not allowed to!


9 posted on 02/13/2014 7:35:19 AM PST by Justa
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To: TurboZamboni

A collection worth bookmarking . . .


10 posted on 02/13/2014 7:35:26 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ScottinVA

Obama has done much more to place our military in harms way.


11 posted on 02/13/2014 7:35:28 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: gooblah
Some comparisons.....

(Press Freedom Index)

(2013 World Press Freedom Index: Dashed hopes after spring)

12 posted on 02/13/2014 7:40:28 AM PST by yoe
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To: Iron Munro

I was going to post something, but I was afraid to...


13 posted on 02/13/2014 7:41:31 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: gooblah

Thank you to all the commie rats and the head rat!


14 posted on 02/13/2014 7:44:05 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: gooblah

Court allowing the libel suit against Mark Steyn to go forward is a first amendment travesty.


15 posted on 02/13/2014 7:46:19 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: gooblah
Huh??! What do you mean?

"The press" has the freedom to worship Obama. /s

It is those riffraffs and malcontents in pajamas that Obama machine sic every possible alphabet agencies onto.....

16 posted on 02/13/2014 7:53:03 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: gooblah

Could that be because our press is mostly now a propaganda organ of the demoncratic party? Any objective observer can pretty much see if they don’t produce reports agreeable to the current regime they are villified and criminalized.


17 posted on 02/13/2014 8:05:42 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Jim Robinson

A FYI PING: This thread underscores your thread posted yesterday.

Looks like you hit pay dirt!


18 posted on 02/13/2014 8:17:13 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: gooblah

The American press.....paid Democrat liars.


19 posted on 02/13/2014 8:45:34 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: gooblah

It’s expected when the media is state owned.


20 posted on 02/13/2014 8:59:52 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Phillyred

>> The irony is the corrupt press has never been happier.

The MSM is the greatest threat to our Country.


21 posted on 02/16/2014 10:48:36 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: gooblah

I believe this report could be true but how exactly do you quantify freedom? freedograms?


22 posted on 02/17/2014 5:31:42 AM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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