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

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    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.
    The US was up 15 spots last year, from the previous year. There was no downward trend.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The US was up 15 spots last year, from the previous year. There was no downward trend.
    Congrats on that! But you are down this year because of Snowdon and so on. Deal with it, and understand how the rankings worked. You where still no where near the top 20 let alone the top 10 last year.. and have not been for many years.. because of media ownership and arresting of sources and journalists. Hence this years slide is due to one thing, but the over all lowness of the ranking is due to many factors which you can read in previous reports.
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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    We're not doing well in general for metrics of freedom and liberty. It's sad really, but too many revel in the tarnishing of our City on the Hill.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Congrats on that! But you are down this year because of Snowdon and so on.
    I'm glad to see you now agree with me and have abandoned all the BS reasons you were claiming earlier.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    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?
    Extreme liberals? Lol. Hardly. Lay off the trolling.
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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Gitmo still open, drone strikes on any country he pleases, assassinating Americans without trial, less press freedom....

    Is this what most Americans who voted for Obama were expecting?

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

    The big problem seems to be that the US press seems OK with this. They stopped doing their jobs for the most part anyway.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Thanks, Obama.
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    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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

    A classification based on personal bias and 3 incidents put us behind Jamaica...

    Watchdog: Past 2 years 'atrocious' for journalists - News - JamaicaObserver.com

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A press freedom advocacy group said yesterday that the past two years have been "absolutely atrocious" for the killing and imprisonment of journalists.

    At the launch of its annual report, Attacks on the Press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said wide-ranging government surveillance, the unchecked murder of journalists and indirect political and commercial pressures are major threats to press freedom.

    Joel Simon, the New York-based committee's executive director, said 2013 saw "a near record" of 211 journalists imprisoned and 70 killed — slightly fewer than 2012, when 232 journalists were in jail and 72 were killed. That's tied with the highest death toll of the Iraq war.
    We are 29 places behind this country people. 29 places. Again, I smell political bias. A country where the media is owned by a select few, journalists are regularly murdered and imprisoned is 29 places in front of us because of 3 incidents.
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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    A classification based on personal bias and 3 incidents put us behind Jamaica...

    Watchdog: Past 2 years 'atrocious' for journalists - News - JamaicaObserver.com
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    We are 29 places behind this country people. 29 places. Again, I smell political bias. A country where the media is owned by a select few, journalists are regularly murdered and imprisoned is 29 places in front of us because of 3 incidents.
    Their Jamaican Bobsled Team makes all the difference.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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