Press Restrictions in America

There are worrying signs of tyranny all around us.  I got this from freepress.org.  What has happened to “Land of the Free”.

Last week police arrested eight journalists covering Occupy events1 and one documentary filmmaker trying to cover a federal hearing in Congress.2

There’s no doubt about it: Freedom of the press is under attack. The situation has gotten so bad that the U.S. has plummeted 27 spots in Reporters Without Borders’ global press freedom index to number 47 worldwide.3 Kristin Hanes, one of the journalists who was arrested, put it best when she tweeted:

“Whenever journalists are arrested/detained for reporting the news, everyone’s freedom is at risk. That is what frightens me most.”Fight for our freedoms. Stand with Kristin Hanes and the arrested journalists.

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