U.S. drops in press freedom ranking, to #46 out of 180 countries measured - NY Daily News (external - login to view)
Every ranking list is basically telling people to move to Norway.
mentalfloss;1868920]There must be some good reason to move there if it's constantly rated #1.
Freezing cold; snow; ice; dangerous polar bears; boring; empty; dark; socialist; trolls (real ones, not computer ones); and a few million lazy people who eat rotten fish.
Obama has had a chilling effect on press freedom. He investigates reporters like James Rosen. Obama is the imperial president.
A number of his predecessors were as well. Damn near every one from 1800 til the west was settled was "Imperial." They expanded the borders with or without approval from congress, ignored the people who happened to be living there whether it be the natives, Mexicans or Spanish. In Jackson's case he ignored the Supreme Court to do whatever he wanted. Lincoln had members of the press arrested and got rid of habeas corpus. Compared to back then the US is doing alright freedom wise. Particularly if you are a woman or racial minority.
Russia is experiencing a conservative adrenalin rush it actually comes from a
flip flop. they went from Communist repression to the new Russian Orthodox
repressive religious conservative message.. As for America they have two
problems. One the newsrooms are now entertainment redistribution centers
and have more to do with opinion than information. Second to that the ultra
conservatives and ultra liberal elements have taken charge of the agenda.
Its also why more and more people are watching entertainment.
The trouble is there is no substance to the news we are getting in many cases
not all cases though