109 online
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 32 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

#OWS Arrests Cost US Dearly in Press Freedom

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   1 comment
Message Thom Hartmann
Become a Fan
  (139 fans)
Not only did we hear the President's take on the State of the Union - but we also heard the Republican's take on it when Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels gave the official Republican response. We also heard from Mr. 9-9-9 himself - Herman Cain - who had the official Tea Party response. And yes, Cain did look at the right camera. 

However, less unexpected was the response from the Occupy movement from Washington, DC. In their response - the movement said ...

"Financially, the state of the 99% is not strong. That is an understatement.  Never in our lifetimes have so many hard-working Americans faced so many difficulties, so many uncertainties, so many indignities"

It has been a very tumultuous year for the Occupy movement, and even more so for the reporters and journalists who have covered the movement and it's principles. Throughout 2011 - reporters covering the movement were beaten - arrested and ultimately prevented from reporting on police action against Occupy protestors. 

We all remember Mayor Michael Bloomberg's midnight raid on Zuccotti Park in which more than 200 peaceful protestors - including dozens of journalists - were arrested by police in riot gear. And as a result - our nation's press freedoms have suffered a setback. 

We like to think of ourselves as the most free nation in the world when it comes to the press. But - in reality - we're not even close. Joining us to discuss more about the treatment of journalists in the United States today is Delphine Halgand - the DC bureau chief for Reporters Without Borders.

Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Thom Hartmann Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Thom Hartmann is a Project Censored Award-winning New York Times best-selling author, and host of a nationally syndicated daily progressive talk program on the Air America Radio Network, live noon-3 PM ET. www.thomhartmann.com His most recent books are "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight," "Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights," "We The People," "What Would Jefferson Do?," "Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

S&P Blames Republicans, Mainstream Media Fails to Report It

Globalization Is Killing The Globe: Return to Local Economies

The Uncanny, Frightening Ways That Trump's America Mirrors Hitler's Germany

The Great Tax Con Job

The Truth about the Trust Fund-- Destroying Social Security to Destroy the Two Party System

The Deciding Moment: The Theft of Human Right

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend