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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Obama's America. Spying on the media. Put the IRS on anyone who is critical. Obtained to himself the ability to have anyone secretly imprisoned or assassinated. Ban adverse media from press conferences and the White House. Make everything a classified secret. There is nothing "liberal" about Obama. He is an authoritarian, not a liberal.
    Judging from what he has done while President, I would say he is a fascist authoritarian.

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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Singapore is among bottom - 150. To hell with press freedom. You don't need press freedom for political stability, economic growth etc.
    The hell with Singapore. Any country that will cane you for chewing gum in public can burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The hell with Singapore. Any country that will cane you for chewing gum in public can burn.
    When your justice system is deeply flawed no amount of chewing gum can mend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    When your justice system is deeply flawed no amount of chewing gum can mend it.
    America's justice system sucks but it's a hell of a lot better than Singapore's. I would rather live in Nigeria than Singapore.

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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    When your justice system is deeply flawed no amount of chewing gum can mend it.
    Singapore is a crowded, dirty, authoritarian craphole. It's like a bunch of mice stacked up in cages and crapping on each other. Nice production though, I'll give a factory farm that.

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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    America's justice system sucks but it's a hell of a lot better than Singapore's. I would rather live in Nigeria than Singapore.
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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Nice read.

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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    So this is how extreme liberals avoid being called out on their political hypocrisy? All while staying off topic that factually points out their beloved regime is a total failure on the topic?


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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    It has to do with their methodology. We really do lack in some of these:

    o Pluralism [indicator Plu]
     Mesure le degré de représentation des opinions dans l’espace médiatique
    o Media independance [indicator Ind]
     Measures the degree to which the media are able to function independently
    authorities
    o Environment and self-censorship [indicator EnA]
     Analyses the environment in which journalists work
    o Legislative framework [indicator CaL]
     Analyses the quality of the legislative framework and measures its effectiveness
    o Transparency [indicator Tra]
     Measures the transparency of the institutions and procedures that affect the production
    of news and information
    o Infrastructure [indicateur Inf]
     Measures the quality of the infrastructure that supports the production of news and
    information
    In my opinion. . . .

    The fact is that the anti-establishment, anti-traditional values, zone out, drop out, Hippies of the 60's outgrew that stage and rejoined the working world, but they formed the base of modern American liberalism/progressivism/statism/political class/leftism. And because they were convinced they could do it better and be better people than the generations before them, a whole lot of them went into education, politics, and media. And they naturally mentored people of like mind who would eventually replace them. And because the replacements had no experience with what America was like before progressivism, they became increasingly fanatical in their beliefs.

    And now in the world of education, of science, of media, and increasingly in politics, modern American conservatism/libertarianism/classical liberalism is increasingly unwelcome and generally doesn't survive comfortably in those environments. This has the effect of significantly suppressing information and makes education, media, and a large chunk of the scientific community willing accomplices to support an increasingly liberal government.

    And we the people have largely lost our 'free and objective press' as a result.
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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Spare us, Pete. The article clearly states that Snowden, Assange and Manning are the reason. It flat-out panders to the nutbags who see treason against the US as a good thing. It's nothing more than gathering the Alex Jones fans in a desperate attempt at marketing.

    The article itself engages in CT, claiming that Manning's sentence was about suppressing whistle-blowers and not the laws he broke.

    It's clear as day to any non-biased observer.
    It is the reason for the downward trend THIS year yes, but not for the ranking LAST year or the year before and so on. You dont start at nr. 1 ranking each year and then start taking out points depending on that years transgressions.
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