So where do you think that the US ranks among the nations in terms of freedom of the press?
If you had ranked the US in 2011, they would have been ranked 20th in the world. However, today they rank a dismal 47th.
The US was ranked due to the following considerations.
1. Ramped up efforts to track down whistleblowers and sources of leaks.
2. Ongoing surveillance of reporters in federal agencies.
3. Government bringing charges against freelance digital journalist Barrett Brown, who now faces 105 years in prison for sharing a link to stolen classified data.
4. New Your Times reporter James Risen is also facing jail time for refusing to incriminate a CIA whistleblower.
Hope and change kids. Hope and change.