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Obama Crackdown on
Press Freedom Escalates

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/20/2014 12:22:20 PM

Last week, Reporters Without Borders dropped America in the World Press Freedom Index 2014 from 33rd to 46th. James Risen of The New York Times rightly explained, “I think 2013 will go down in history as the worst year for press freedom in the United States’ modern history.” And he’s right. The violation of press freedoms has been egregious under this administration, even as the press fetes President Obama as an honest and effective commander-in-chief. Selective Access. President Obama has regularly granted special access to reporters who give him preferential coverage. CBS’ Steve Kroft admitted as much after a late-2012 interview

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He lists the many reasons why this is the case, not just the recent FCC outrageous proposal. And yet the compliant leftists in the media just sit back and watch. It´s truly disturbing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: southron, 2/20/2014 12:30:14 PM     (No. 9739878)

Translation - don´t report news that makes blacks look bad!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JonR, 2/20/2014 12:39:20 PM     (No. 9739899)

Ironically, the "press" is almost singularly responsible for getting this Marxist elected twice and now they are under attack by their hero! The term schadenfrude comes to mind...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 2/20/2014 12:44:46 PM     (No. 9739911)

Ingsoc Øbama = Newspeak

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Reply 4 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/20/2014 12:49:50 PM     (No. 9739922)

Does this come under the heading "Reaping What You Have Sown"?

Now would be a perfect time for the media to start exposing the truth about zippy. Start with all of his sealed documents.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 2/20/2014 12:52:15 PM     (No. 9739924)

If the US MSM had an ounce of courage, they would turn on this Communist/Marxist/Pravda-loving president like a pack of dogs and start printing the truth about him. An old saying goes, "the pen is mightier than the sword" but not if they are using obama´s approved pen. Anybody who doesn´t see his attempted control of the press as the first step to totalitarianism will be one of the first to reside in the gulag.

Grow some nads and start doing your jobs or forever whine into the vacuum. This man is not a sacred cow, (well, maybe his wife is) he is a weak dictator-wannabe with a big mouth and a bigger ego.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/20/2014 12:54:35 PM     (No. 9739927)

The WON is more like Hitler every day...wait for it....wait for it...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: steph_gray, 2/20/2014 2:13:26 PM     (No. 9740028)

Excellent survey of all the ways communication freedom has been hampered, not just the most recent FCC development. Bookmarking - IMHO yet another Must read - sadly there are too many these days!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Penney, 2/20/2014 3:20:31 PM     (No. 9740128)

Socialism, as has been repeatedly demonstrated throughout the past 100 years, can´t stand for each individual´s Liberty and thus harnessing America´s Constitutional First Amendment Right securing the Freedom of the Press is among the lefty/lib/statists´ first targets, along with the freedoms of speech & religion which are also secured in that same first Bill of Rights. ...0bama becomes more transparent...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jl80863, 2/20/2014 3:33:24 PM     (No. 9740134)

What´s next? Political commissars in our military units?

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