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US To Host World Press Freedom Day

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the enjoy-the-freedom dept.

Media 614

rekrowyalp writes "From the press release: 'The United States is pleased to announce that it will host UNESCO's World Press Freedom Day event in 2011. The United States places technology and innovation at the forefront of its diplomatic and development efforts. New media has empowered citizens around the world to report on their circumstances, express opinions on world events, and exchange information in environments sometimes hostile to such exercises of individuals' right to freedom of expression. At the same time, we are concerned about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information.' Oh the irony."

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wikileaks (5, Funny)

kimvette (919543) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490466)

Is it safe to assume that Wikileaks isn't invited?

Re:wikileaks (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490540)

Oh no, they're invited. All of them. In fact, it's an invitation they can't refuse...

Assange is the guest of honor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490550)

If only he would show up to collect his prize...

Re:Assange is the guest of honor (4, Insightful)

Rei (128717) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490886)

He's already in custody; he turned himself in in the UK.

I guess that's what happens when you get INTERPOL set upon you for the crime of having consensual sex with groupies without a condom [dailymail.co.uk] . Groupies who remained supportive after their sexual trysts until they found out that he was sleeping around. Because that's the sort of stuff INTERPOL is there for, right? Certainly politics didn't play a role in THAT warrant...

Re:wikileaks (1)

Esteanil (710082) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490656)

On a side note, I'd suggest we start organizing "Wikileaks fundraiser parties". Seeing as (nearly) all other ways of funding them has been blocked by the oh-so-press-friendly US govt. & friends, we'll simply need to collect the money the old-fashioned way and have organizers do the actual fund transfers. (Using Western Union or similar, I guess). Oh, and 'till these things get up and running, I just signed up for Flattr [flattr.com] . Limited to $2 a month, but hey, every little helps.

Re:wikileaks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490862)

Keep in mind that there are people in the USG that are pushing to put Wikileaks on the list of terrorist organizations. I kid you not. Right now they are looking for any connections they can, including stuff like "hey, that anonymous donor to your site also gave money to Ahmed XYZ who knew so and so who's uncle was Bin Laden's fluff daddy".

Re:wikileaks (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34491004)

Of course not.

The problem is, at what point do you draw the line between completely free journalism, and responsible journalism?

In the case of wikileaks, names of secret operatives were taken release - putting plenty people in a lot of immediate danger. Well over 99% of what they put out is good and important, but redacting a few names wouldn't have hidden the corruption (or at least, less than honest tactics) of the powers that be, without putting people at risk.

At this point it could even be considered moving from irresponsible journalism to actual politicking under the guise of journalism.

Yeah, the US overreacted, plenty of it's politicians *REALLY* overreacted, but Assange could have gotten the point across without putting lives in danger like he did.

Re:wikileaks (4, Insightful)

kimvette (919543) | more than 3 years ago | (#34491086)

Revealing the corruption in publicly owned businesses and in the government and seeing which politicians are bought and paid for by whom is responsible journalism. Want to keep people out of danger? Stop using war as a means to line your own pockets. It pleases me to no end that Wikileaks is delivering on the government transparency campaign promise Obama made and failed to keep.

Maybe future leaders will re-think their actions when they not only realize that future generations will consider them to be scumbags and tyrants, but there can be a very real and immediate danger to their own lives in the here and now.

Corruption is widespread and it needs to be revealed - names and all. It will serve as excellent deterrent in the future.

Re:wikileaks (2)

FooAtWFU (699187) | more than 3 years ago | (#34491092)

Well, I for one think that there is a qualitative difference between arresting anyone saying "democracy is awesome" a la China (and boycotting the Nobel Peace Prize / threatening nations who send delegating), and arresting / wanting to arrest people for actually taking classified documents from your government offices and reproducing them online. One is about suppressing opinions the government doesn't like, and the other is about government transparency. I can appreciate the case for transparency, mind you! I just don't think it's such a big "OMG we're such hypocrites irony!!!!" sort of deal like it's trendy to think in these parts.

Doublethink (5, Insightful)

UnCivil Liberty (786163) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490472)

"Winston sank his arms to his sides and slowly refilled his lungs with air. His mind slid away into the labyrinthine world of doublethink. To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them" - 1984

Re:Doublethink (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34491038)

Julian Assange was arrested in London, by Interpol, for crimes committed in Sweden.

This makes the US guilty of doublespeak on this because... well, I guess they said some mean things, at one point?

Re:Doublethink (1, Insightful)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#34491058)

"We have free press and free speech!" - President & Congress

"We must shutdown FOX News and MSNBC." - Congressman Kennedy. "They have no right to abuse our Public airwaves." - FCC. (Note: Cable channels are private airwaves across private cables.) "Citizens must have a license to publish on the internet." And on and on.

Irony and doublespeak indeed.

except wikileaks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490474)

yeah.

Gee. (1)

unity100 (970058) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490478)

Surely, that was staged as some kind of irony, or some kind of joke, right ? Because if otherwise, its even hard to start explaining what is wrong with this situation. There are SO many of them ...

Re:Gee. (1)

h4rm0ny (722443) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490894)

I think they'll get everyone in one place and then: "Whoops, someone blew up the conference centre".

Of course we'll all know who was responsible... The news will tell us. ;)

HA HA HA (1, Insightful)

dazedNconfuzed (154242) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490488)

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

Oh, that's funny. Let's see how much celebration of WikiLeaks there is.

("Filter error: Don't use so many caps. It's like YELLING." Well, sometimes it fits.)

Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490506)

What a parodi!

Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490508)

Except if you are press that likes to report the truth.

Fox will be there for sure!

The comedians are gonna have a field day (3, Insightful)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490516)

I SO have to watch the next Daily Show. Just to see if they have the balls to use this.

Re:The comedians are gonna have a field day (1)

BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490694)

That's a good point. Has the Daily Show or the Colbert Report been mentioning all the Wikileaks stuff lately? I haven't been watching them as of late.

Re:The comedians are gonna have a field day (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490698)

Actually, your hero Jon has been bashing Assange and wikileaks for disturbing the powers-that-be, because they have a "D" next to their name.

Re:The comedians are gonna have a field day (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490864)

Hero? It's just the only US comedy-news show that we get 'round here in Europe, that's all.

Got any alternatives to offer?

Re:The comedians are gonna have a field day (3, Insightful)

melikamp (631205) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490966)

Glenn Beck Program, although laughable is not really the same as funny.

Re:The comedians are gonna have a field day (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34491034)

while Glenn Beck is crazy, at least he's pointing out that the charges against Assange are obviously an attempt to silence him.

Re:The comedians are gonna have a field day (1)

ArcherB (796902) | more than 3 years ago | (#34491110)

Glenn Beck Program, although laughable is not really the same as funny.

Actually, Glenn Beck is hilarious. Check out Moron Trivia [morontrivia.com] as one example.

You should not judge the quality of comedy by the comedian's political beliefs. It really just makes you petty.

Finish this sequence... Million, Billion
Ravens: Trillion
Stu, Glenn, or Pat's Response: Yes, we can accept that. Or we could accept a billion and one.

Re:The comedians are gonna have a field day (1)

Cerberus7 (66071) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490978)

Really? Jon called out Assange on being a bit of a deuche, but otherwise supports what Wikileaks is all about.

Re:The comedians are gonna have a field day (1)

nemasu (1766860) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490706)

I prefer Colbert personally, he's my hero.

Re:The comedians are gonna have a field day (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490858)

Both Colbert and Stewart have attacked assange because both of them have bought into the lie that freedom of the press does not apply to whistleblowers.

My bet is that neither of them will address this blatant hypocrisy because both of them buy into it.

Is our government even paying attention to itself? (1, Redundant)

Shadmere (1158007) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490518)

Sure, this is hilarious. But somehow I doubt they meant it to be so funny.

Concern over some governments' determination to restrict the free flow of information. That's rich.

Re:Is our government even paying attention to itse (2)

internetcommie (945194) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490734)

Concern over some OTHER governments' determination to restrict the free flow of information.

There. Fixed it for you.

Re:Is our government even paying attention to itse (4, Insightful)

ArcherB (796902) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490846)

Sure, this is hilarious. But somehow I doubt they meant it to be so funny.

Concern over some governments' determination to restrict the free flow of information. That's rich.

To be fair, governments need secrets. Not everything should be public. Now I know that you may say that if a government doesn't want an action to be made public then they shouldn't do it. But sometimes, there is a legitimate need for secrecy. For example, when a diplomat sends a wire back to Washington saying that he does not believe the diplomat from N. Korea is being entirely truthful concerning the welfare of the N. Korean citizens, that information should not be made public. It could irreparably harm negotiations that could prove beneficial to the peoples of both countries. The path that a convoy full of medical supplies and food for refuges against a warlords wishes would be another example. This is a bit different than a diplomat calling the leader of Esbonia a stinky-fart fat-head.

Some things are legitimately kept secret for a reason. Others, not so much. Wikileaks doesn't concern itself with the difference.

Re:Is our government even paying attention to itse (1)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490980)

No it should be public. Secrets in international relationships had always been something the United States was against, from the XYZ Affair through Wilson's 14 Points, the United States was for transparency.

Now your example of aid convoys and warlords, thats not a diplomatic issue, thats a military issue, there is and always has been a good reason to keep those secret and operational security has never been frowned upon in the United States.

So as far as 2010, the big Wikileaks information dumps have been a military intelligence and operational security dump, that was bad. And now the diplomatic cables dump, not as bad.

Re:Is our government even paying attention to itse (2)

GooberToo (74388) | more than 3 years ago | (#34491108)

Secrets in international relationships had always been something the United States was against

Which is probably why those types of secrets have not been kept from the public; save only those which affect the military and intelligence. Case in point, most everything which has been released, has already been widely known (well, widely reported - the lack of knowing underscores the stupidity of the average American) and for a very long time. The parts which were not previously known are the details which should not be made public. The later only serve intelligence and if released, to damage relationships or other diplomatic efforts.

The fact the submitter believes this is dripping with irony, only further underscores how stupid the masses truly are in matters such as these. But his stupidity, I'm sure, who stop others from falling in line with the broken group-think.

Re:Is our government even paying attention to itse (2)

Shadmere (1158007) | more than 3 years ago | (#34491078)

I agree with you. There are many legitimate reasons for a government to keep secrets. Wikileaks has been irresponsible in some of its releases.

However, they've also released a lot of stuff that was absolutely wrong of the US government to do in the first place. Regardless, it's the responsibility of the government to keeps its secrets safe. If they leak, then that's their fault. Not the fault of the organization who releases that leak. The US's absolutely insane response to Wikileaks is another matter altogether, one that flies in the face of any potential "free flow of information."

Wikileaks? (0)

sargon666777 (555498) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490520)

This just further shows how ridiculously disorganized the US is... in the same time frame that the US attacks and basically restricts wikileaks they announce this event... absolutely hilarious.

Eh..? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490526)

This has to be some sort of a joke...

Irony (1, Redundant)

Voulnet (1630793) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490528)

Irony is: Hosting a World Press Freedom Day while censoring WikiLeaks and censoring websites from the entire world.

Just a plot (1, Funny)

Brummund (447393) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490530)

It is just a plot to get Assange to the US, probably. "Yeah, we got a nice room booked for you. All meals covered!"

Re:Just a plot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490822)

Not just Assange. There are others out there. Be proactive.

Re:Just a plot (1)

fishexe (168879) | more than 3 years ago | (#34491136)

Not just Assange. There are others out there. Be proactive.

Definitely. Better to arrest them all before they leak documents, just in case. Why take chances?

Oh the event is in 2011 (0)

omnibit (1737004) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490582)

Hence the pursuit and vilification of individuals *cough Assange* and organizations whose propagation of information is at odds with the U.S. was perfectly acceptable in 2010.

So 2011 will be all different then.

I imagine (1)

The Hatchet (1766306) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490598)

A "terrorist" attack on the event. All free press destroyed at once. Sadly.

Re:I imagine (1)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490904)

Do not worry citizen! The US government will generiously fund its own newspaper - ensuring that the US will still get its news.

Freedom of press...but watch what you say! (2, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490604)

Freedom is what we let you have until you piss us off. Then we'll trump up some charges and call you a rapist.

Re:Freedom of press...but watch what you say! (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490844)

Do you have any evidence at all that these two women accusing Assange are part of a US government conspiracy?

Because so far, I've seen nothing solid on this. It's almost as if its taken as fact, like like the truthers and birthers like to do.

Please provide any links to show that the US is somehow involved in this criminal case.

Of course... (1)

curious.corn (167387) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490628)

... this way the frontier police will have a good time patting down all these pinko communists flying to the US from all over the world.
It'll be like a lottery draw and the winner gets "invited for questioning" by Agent Smith wearing a blood stained butcher apron...

I don't feel like adding a smiley here...

And, back to today's work... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490630)

Obama: The email's down
Tech support: Don't worry, it's back up at 'wikileaks.ch'

Oh, the IRONY.

They really outdid The Onion this time (4, Insightful)

rrohbeck (944847) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490666)

but I don't think they're aware of that.

You don't understand!!! (2)

marcosdumay (620877) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490848)

They are aware that comedians are the last one telling the truth to the US public, and plan to bankrupt them all by a thread of elaborated government decisions that will take their public's atention away!!!!!

P.S. Gee, all that text and I couldn't get ride of that last comma... When reading it, don't take a breath, that would not reflect the intented message.

moLd Up (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490690)

turned over to yet a dead 8an walking.

Actually (1)

slapout (93640) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490714)

Compared to somewhere like North Korea, the US looks pretty good.

Re:Actually (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490970)

LOL "North Korea"...I guess China doesn't work anymore. Haha!

Re:Actually (3, Insightful)

BeanThere (28381) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490992)

Actually when it comes to press freedom, the US still looks better than most countries. In fact, even after 230 years of the US example, I don't know of any other governments whose core founding and/or legal principles include the explicit recognition of the citizenry's inalienable right to freedom of speech, it seems to genuinely be something exceptional. Oh sure, many governments have begrudgingly given a nod to what they see as "granting" of similar rights (and in fact even that much is due to the positive influence of the US historically) - but saying "OK, we grant you freedom of speech" is actually fundamentally vastly different to inalienable rights, which are not considered granted, but exist independent of government and cannot morally be taken away. Sure, in practice lawmakers pee on the constitution with abandon, as lawmakers will do, but I'll take the US any day. Trying to block citizens' practice of liberties such as free speech is something all governments do anyway, but only one government in the world at least formally recognizes this as wrong (and gives the citizens other rights, such as the 2nd amendment, in order to enforce the 1st amendment).

I'm definitely not saying it's perfect, or that we shouldn't strive for better. On the contrary, we should continually strive for better. We have to.

Re:Actually (1, Insightful)

Somewhat Delirious (938752) | more than 3 years ago | (#34491100)

Looking "pretty good" in comparison to North Korea. Yeah, that's something to be proud of... America's standards appear to be dropping quicker than the barometer in the eye of a hurricane. (Or maybe I should say shit storm?).

WPFD on Facebook (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490730)

World Press Freedom Day "moved" (deleted and reposted) the original posting on Facebook and with it deleted all of the comments on it claiming: "We have temporarily stopped wall posts simply because the traffic we've received far exceeded what are able to see and respond to right now! We simply had the structure wrong and weren't ready for a wall with that much traffic, and once we have the logistics worked out, we look forward to continuing a robust discussion around press freedom ahead of World Press Freedom Day 2011!"

The logistics being a situation where they moderate (read: delete) posts,
regulating speech != free speech, disappointing behavior for an organization who celebrates (and very existence relies on) free speech

Let them have it here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/WPFD2011?v=app_2373072738 [facebook.com]
or join "World Press Freedom Day, what a joke" here: http://www.connect.connect.facebook.com/WPFD2011#!/pages/World-Press-Freedom-Day-2011-What-a-Joke/164635873577540?v=wall [facebook.com]
or "Protest World Press Freedom Day-3 May" here: http://www.connect.connect.facebook.com/WPFD2011#!/pages/Protest-World-Press-Freedom-Day-3-May/128796330513944?v=wall [facebook.com]

Re:WPFD on Facebook (2)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 3 years ago | (#34491036)

World Press Freedom Day: Only possible if we have the resources to delete the free expression of people's opinion about it.

Ya know, if this wasn't so serious I would lie on the floor, panting and wheezing 'cause I couldn't stop laughing. Is it me or does this sound like something that fell out of Bizarro-World?

Nope, not April 1 (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490756)

Seriously, I'm checking my calendar very carefully to be sure I didn't miss some monthlight saving time or some kind of big switch so that it's April 1 soon. Freedom of press day, wow, just wow.

Hypocrisy, thy name is Uncle Sam (1)

shoutingloudly (986897) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490762)

Wrong dept. More like, "From the who-needs-online-freedom-when-we-have-Sen.-Lieberman dept." or the "these-are-not-the-censorship-droids-you're-looking-for dept."

Apparently it's now illegal to do things online with which Sen. Droopy Dog disagrees, but never you mind that. Our immigrations department has become a rogue IP cop, declaring themselves judge, jury, and online executioner to dozens of websites, but don't worry about that. Our Senate Judiciary Committee just unanimously voted to give the same process a slightly more legal sheen, disregarding an open letter from virtually every major figure in the history of the internet, and it's going to be tucked into an appropriations bill under the cover of night before the end of the year, but set that aside. The same committee and their House brethren are practically forcing ISPs to implement filtering, on penalty of repeal of the DMCA safe harbors, but look elsewhere.

Instead, let's talk about how little respect OTHER COUNTRIES have for press freedom. After all, none of those other countries are the freest, fairest, most just-est countries in history! That title is all ours, baby!

Better record than the US? (1, Insightful)

butchersong (1222796) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490768)

Obviously everyone is going to be laying into the US over the recent wikileaks incidents but really how many countries can you name with better positions on freedom of speech?

Re:Better record than the US? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34490850)

Uhh... around 80% of them?

Be easier to list the ones that have a worse record, like North Korea, China, and a handful of others.

Re:Better record than the US? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34491018)

how many countries can you name with better positions on freedom of speech?

Would that be stated position or what is happening in reality? Some of us tend to see a slight disparity between the two...

Re:Better record than the US? (1)

DarKnyht (671407) | more than 3 years ago | (#34491070)

Well, since we are talking about "Freedom of Press" and not "Freedom of Speech" your question doesn't really have much to add to the discussion.

However, the Freedom of the Press here in America is largely an illusion put up by the corporate and political interests in the country. We hear what they want us to hear or what they think will make them money. They paint the picture in a way that helps their side (insisting on calling it a tax cut for the wealthy when what will happen is a tax increase on the rates that have been in place for 10 years).

It is hard to have Freedom of Press and even Freedom of Speech when there are those that constantly attempt to redefine what words mean or just incorrectly use them in an attempt to misdirect, confuse, and mislead.

State Dept Jokes (1)

Amorymeltzer (1213818) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490878)

The theme for next year’s commemoration will be 21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers. The United States places technology and innovation at the forefront of its diplomatic and development efforts. New media has empowered citizens around the world to report on their circumstances, express opinions on world events, and exchange information in environments sometimes hostile to such exercises of individuals’ right to freedom of expression. At the same time, we are concerned about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information. We mark events such as World Press Freedom Day in the context of our enduring commitment to support and expand press freedom and the free flow of information in this digital age.

Seriously, how much do you have to be paid to be able to write that with a straight face? I can't imagine anyone who has even seen a newspaper in the last few weeks taking that seriously.

Freeeedom, oh, wait, did that one (5, Insightful)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490902)

I'd be happy if the local media here in California would ask a follow up question once in a while.

All I want is this:

STATE POLITICIAN: This bill will fix global warming, solve hunger and make tasty donuts fall from the skies like kisses from kittens!
REPORTER: How, exactly?
STATE POLITICIAN: Thanks and good nigh- eh, what?
REPORTER: How does the bill do that? What sequence of events did you and the other legislators envision after the bill is enacted?
STATE POLITICIAN: (deer in headlights gaze) Uh, well, blah blah blah bullcrap blah symbolism blah feelgood blah TheChildren blah, er, 9/11.
REPORTER: Isn't that a pile of bullshit?
STATE POLITICIAN: Hey, what happened to impartiality?
REPORTER: It wasn't working out very well.

What I want is Spider Jerusalem going after some of these scumbags. Wikileaks is all well and good, but I want these people confronted in their speeches by someone other than media insiders who just sit their dumbly nodding their heads at any crap a politician says. Fuck, every reporter is just a softball Larry King type these days.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_Jerusalem [wikipedia.org]

wikileaks != press (-1)

CannonballHead (842625) | more than 3 years ago | (#34490960)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but WikiLeaks isn't "the press" is it?

I don't know any government that has told the media that they can publish whatever government secrets they want.

I'm not necessarily supporting nor disparaging the treatment of WikiLeaks. I'm attempting to say it's not fair to pretend that WikiLeaks does the same thing a given journalist does. Maybe they overlap at times, sure.

Furthermore, "the press" does not equal "the media." There's a lot of media that's not "the press."

Re:wikileaks != press (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34491104)

And what, pray tell, is the press, if not an organization designed for the purposes of disseminating information? To draw a distinction between media and "the press" is to miss the point entirely.

Don't buy it (0)

Jiro (131519) | more than 3 years ago | (#34491024)

This is no more ironic or hypocritical than it would be ironic to hold a human rights day right after a prominent anti-abortion organization claims the US is violating human rights by performing abortions. Or to have a conference dedicated to the family even though you support gay marriages, which gay marriage opponents claim are destructive to the family.

Or, in short: Publicly favoring X isn't wrong just because people who don't like you accuse you being anti-X.

You are not obligated to treat accusations by your opponents as truth.

What next? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34491032)

I thought I had heard it all after "Promiscuous women cause Earthquakes".
Now I wonder if Iran really has the worse government to trust with nuclear weapons.

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