Obama Challenges China On Censorship
You know its fine seeing Obama in China complaining about their media censorship. We support this activity.
On the other hand, it was just a few short years ago, that our media fell down on the job so badly that the country's democratic process turned down several notches from its already perilously weak position.
And now take a look at what we have. We have the weak and non threatening news in the major media outlets and the growing popularity of the blatantly stupid and absurd news in places like FOX.
If it weren't for some alternate online news outlets that do a small amount of investigative and analytical work along with the dozen or so journalists who do the same, we would be in the complete dark rather than in the present candlelight flicker.
McClatchy: Obama discusses censorship during Shanghai town hall
"I think that the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes, because then citizens of countries around the world can then hold their own governments accountable...I'm a big supporter of non-censorship."