The USA now ranks 46th in press freedom … below Namibia, Slovenia, Romania and a whole bunch of other countries people educated in public schools can’t find on a map. And it isn’t Rush Limbaugh, FoxNews, or Glenn Beck making this statement; it’s the left-leaning “Reporters Without Borders.”
According to Christophe Deloire, the Reporters Without Borders Secretary General, the World Freedom Index is based on seven criteria: the level of abuses, the extent of pluralism, media independence, the environment and self-censorship, the legislative framework, transparency and infrastructure.
Investigative journalist James Risen believes the Index rightly shows the drop in American journalists’ freedoms due to crackdowns on reporters and whistleblowers and the efforts of the Obama administration and the National Security Agency to limit the amount of information America has concerning the “War on Terror” and other subjects.
“I think 2013 will go down in history as the worst year for press freedom in the United States modern history,” James Risen said.
On a related note, Mr. Obama’s FCC has launched an investigation into “bias” in the newsroom, and will be interrogating broadcasters about their editorial choices. Just ;like Mr. Obama’s IRS asked Tea Party groups about their membership lists, Facebook posts, and church activities.
Also, Rachel Maddow got so mad when a Republican called her a “cheerleader for Obama” she almost threw her pom-poms right in his face. I don’t think MSDNC has to worry about the FCC investigating their “editorial choices.”