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US to host 2011 press freedom day: my irony meter just exlpoded

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by McManus, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. McManus

    McManus Thinkers friend

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    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/12/152465.htm
    Priceless.
     
  2. galdre

    galdre Emperor

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    makes sense, we love to talk about freedom
     
  3. GhostWriter16

    GhostWriter16 Deity

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  4. dirtyparrot

    dirtyparrot Upholding Brannigan's Law

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    No kidding. I guess they could have held it China for the same amount of giggles.
     
  5. Theige

    Theige American Baron

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    The U.S. is a respectable 20th in the 2010 freedom of the press index ;)
     
  6. Silurian

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    Whats wrong with this.
    The US has comparable press freedoms to most other western countries.

    I do hope that the US pays its debts to the UN before this event takes place as it does seem they are getting a free ride.
     
  7. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    I fail to see the irony.
    Backwards?
     
  8. Tacitusitis

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    Typical American election:

    Candidate A - "America #1!"
    Candidate B - "Let's actually make America #1!"

    American voters: "Candidate A sounds like a Real American to me. Candidate B is maaaaybe the Antichrist."
     
  9. Incodcito

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    :agree:
     
  10. schlaufuchs

    schlaufuchs La Femme Moderne

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    Thirdededed.
     
  11. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    we're not #1 in press freedom as we have relatively poor whistleblower protection

    of course it would be just as ironic if, say, the UK hosted a freedom of speech day
     
  12. Theige

    Theige American Baron

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    The US pays the maximum it is allowed (22% of the total UN budget) per UN laws.
     
  13. Incodcito

    Incodcito King

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    So? (In regard to hosting) :crazyeye:
     
  14. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    :dunno:
     
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    A country that currently seek to limit freedom of the press when it is inconvenient for it, and that has prominent politicians calling for a foreign national to be killed for spreading information, is going to host a conference on press freedom.
     
  16. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    So that's most of the western world then?
     
  17. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    That has no bearing on whether the press can print what they want without the Government stopping them. If they get the info, they can print it.
     
  18. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    What, would you rather that the glorious Chinese empire host it?
     
  19. Incodcito

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    False dilemma much?
     
  20. Pangur Bán

    Pangur Bán Deconstructed

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    :lol:
    I had to check to see that this was on the State dept website and not The Onion. :crazyeye:
     

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