Tag Archive: Freedom Of The Press


Judge Napolitano Clobbers FCC’s Plan To Spy On Newsrooms: If They Show Up Here, ‘Throw Them Out!’

 

 

” An upcoming study by the Federal Communication Commission that would put government agents in our nation’s newsrooms has Americans up in arms. The FCC says that the study, called the Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,intends to observe how news outlets select and prioritize stories, as well as stations’ target markets, their “perceived station bias,” and their “perceived percent of news dedicated to each of the ‘critical information needs’ in a community.”

  Freedom of the press is a vital part of our nation’s foundation and has always been a source of pride for Americans. In recent years, however, that freedom has begun to dissipate; on the World Press Freedom Index, the United States just dropped to 46th, down 13 spots since 2012.”

 

IJR has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Slides 13 Spots On Press Freedom Index

 

 

 

” If it wasn’t enough to see the United States slide in four rankings of economic freedom, Internet liberty, and government transparency last year, the Land of the Brave and Home of the Free (except where prohibited by law) is off to a swell start in 2014 by slipping 13 places on the World Press Freedom Index. Compiled by Reporters Without Borders, the Index keeps a running tally of governments’ respect for journalistic freedoms on matters ranging from legislative restrictions to outright whacking of reporters. The U.S. has taken a hit largely from the post-9/11 insistence on fetishizing claims of “national security” (Rep. Mike Rogers now wants to criminalize the publication of sensitive information like that released by Edward Snowden) and from the Obama administration’s crusade against whistleblowers.

  As the Index puts it:

  Countries that pride themselves on being democracies and respecting the rule of law have not set an example, far from it. Freedom of information is too often sacrificed to an overly broad and abusive interpretation of national security needs, marking a disturbing retreat from democratic practices. Investigative journalism often suffers as a result.”

 

US 46th In Press Freedom

 

  46Th ? Can you f—ing believe that ? The US ranks behind such bastions of freedom and liberty as , Romania , South Africa , El Salvador , Ghana , Uruguay , Namibia and Estonia . Now that’s “Change You Can Believe In” .

JD Tuccille at Reason reports

 

 

 

 

Armed Guards Bully Jason Mattera For Cornering Mayor Bloomberg On 2nd Amendment

 

 

Jason Mattera Nanny Bloomberg