Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by McManus, Dec 7, 2010.
makes sense, we love to talk about freedom
That's hilarious yet stupid...
No kidding. I guess they could have held it China for the same amount of giggles.
The U.S. is a respectable 20th in the 2010 freedom of the press index
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.
I fail to see the irony.
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."
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
The US pays the maximum it is allowed (22% of the total UN budget) per UN laws.
So? (In regard to hosting)
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.
So that's most of the western world then?
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.
What, would you rather that the glorious Chinese empire host it?
False dilemma much?
I had to check to see that this was on the State dept website and not The Onion.
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