U.S. press freedom ranking drops due to arrest of … Bilal Hussein
posted at 5:28 pm on October 24, 2006 by Allahpundit
Tinti’s got it. Here’s the overview from Reporters Without Borders, double-barrelled with scare quotes for your pleasure:
Relations between the media and the Bush administration sharply deteriorated after the president used the pretext of “national security” to regard as suspicious any journalist who questioned his “war on terrorism.”
And here’s the boss cataloging the myriad delightful ways in which Bilal Hussein chose to “question” Bush’s war. Bush’s war, mind you. Not America’s.
Like Duncan Hunter said to Blitzer, you can’t be on both sides, boys. Although Bilal Hussein isn’t really on both sides, is he?
Exit question: should the U.S. get bonus points on its ranking when newspapers admit to having abused their freedom?