Tuesday, February 11, 2014

US freedom of the press ranking falls to 46th

According to this report, citing the Reporters Without Borders index. That's what comes with prosecuting the whistle blowers who disclose government crimes, and with massive government surveillance on its own citizens. All in the name of 'national security,' the common euphemism for the erosion of not only freedom of the press but personal freedom as well. See the article for examples.

As is usual in most world surveys of democracy and happiness, Finland, Netherlands and Norway lead the pack in press freedom. Democracies fare better and dictatorships worse. Plutocracies like the US, which are democracies in name only, slide in between.

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