America is now only 45th in the world for press freedom

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    This is shameful and isn't helped by Trump's trashing the media.

    America is now only 45th in the world for press freedom


    There are 180 countries evaluated annually on press freedom by Reporters Without Borders, which notes a "growing animosity" worldwide towards journalists. "Hostility towards the media, openly encouraged by political leaders, and the efforts of authoritarian regimes to export their vision of journalism pose a threat to democracies," the World Press Freedom Index says in summary of 2017.

    Norway is in first place on the list for the second year in a row, followed by Sweden. North Korea is in last place at 180th, with Russia (148), Turkey (157), and China (176) close behind.

    "The U.S.'s decline in press freedom is not simply bad news for journalists working inside the country; the downward trend has drastic consequences at the international level," adds Reporters Without Borders. "'Fake news' is now a trademark excuse for media repression, in both democratic and authoritarian regimes." Read the full details of the findings via Politico here. Jeva Lange
     
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    They're not "journalists", they're apparatchiks first of all.

    Secondly the bullshit article makes no case regarding how the apparatchiks have even the slightest difficulty publishing seditious agitprop here in the US, or what other countries news consumers love to have pseudo-intellectual bed wetters insult them.


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    The US press is lacking in freedom? What else would like for them to be able to do? What a pile of horseshit. Watch CNN any night of the week and you will see "Trump former aide thinks that....." or "CNN sources say that the White House is in disarray....." WTF is that? Is that news? Politico can stick it up their ass.
     
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    Says who?
     
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    What a joke. The American media is largely liberal and bashes Trump, whites, Christians and America 24/7/365 with impunity. Thanks for the laugh.
     
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    How are freedoms of the press being limited in the United States? Rightly or wrongly, the president has the first amendment right to criticize news media that he disagrees with.
     
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    The American press/media is a joke.

    And sadly, the public has been soo dumbed down, they think the talking head journalists are intellectuals who are telling them the truth. .... :cuckoo:
     
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    And loving it, from the posts on this thread.
     
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    The deep state does not tolerate any sort of freedom
     
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    RWB got that right

    But hey, there's reasons if flys now.....

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