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There was some rich irony at the White House today -- President Obama signed the Press Freedom Act, and then promptly refused to take any questions.
The new law expands the State Department's annual human rights reports to include a description of press freedoms in each country. It seemed a good opportunity to showcase press freedom in this country.
I think everyone knows my position, the government is an honest and fair entity. Why should we have anyone have access to the government? Why should anyone ask any questions of government? I mean REALLY, what is the purpose of all these different sources of news? Would it not just be more EFFICIENT with a huge government run media? It is the best way to go! Think of it this way, the huge government is super efficient and excellently run, so why not just eliminate all these frivolous news organizations. Heck, everyone keeps calling it the MSM and everyone is just a shill for some other entity, right? And what is with these new citizen reporters? Who do they think THEY are? What is with all these people on the internet making their viewpoints known? Who do they think they are?
Originally posted by Rynocerous7
The new puppet doesn't like tough questions, especially the ones he has no answers for. He does like the pre screened ones though. Transparency!