Another year and another drop for the United States on Reporters Without Borders’ rankings of press freedom around the world. We USED TO take pride in our freedoms, especially our formerly vigorous free press. Unfortunately the Obama administration’s persecution of reporters who dare to depart from the official White House line has gutted press freedom. When even the Democratic Party’s own New York Times describes Obama as “the greatest threat to press freedom in a generation” you know the situation is bad. Continue reading
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Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only site on the web that truly criticizes Liberals and Conservatives equally. Reporters Without Borders has been publishing a yearly World Press Freedom Index since 2002. The press here in the United States has been leaned on so heavily by the Obama administration (an administration that Little Barry claimed would be noted for its “transparency”) that in just ONE YEAR the nation’s ranking on that index fell THIRTEEN PLACES. After getting safely reelected (like George W Bush and Richard Nixon did, too … see a pattern?) Obama’s administration apparently felt so secure they stepped up their war on press freedom; a war that even Huffington Post described as ” a dictator’s dream”.
Since Little Barry’s mindless, unquestioning and fascistic followers love to pretend that the only people who criticize their hollow little man are conservatives I will point out again for the sake of new readers that I am not a conservative. I outspokenly supported gay marriage YEARS before Obama gutlessly decided the issue was safe enough for his former opposition to it to “evolve” into support. I’m pro-choice, I oppose censorship, etc. The most repulsive lie that Barack “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor” Obama has sold is the notion that speaking out about his abuse of his office is just a conservative thing.
So with a Continue reading