This is America, the land of the free. Right? We enjoy the most press freedom in the world…..uh…not really. A few other countries, not many, are rated at being better than we are at press freedom. What’s going on in Ferguson might knock us further back.
Right now the First Amendment is taking a huge hit in Missouri. Reporters and photographers are being arrested. The press is being told where to go and where they can’t go. The press has been tear gassed. A no-fly zone for the media has been placed over Ferguson so news helicopters can’t cover the story. And I believe for the very first time ever, Amnesty International has boots on the ground in the United States monitoring a situation.
The majority of Americans don’t trust the news. But you can’t have a free country without it. Do you want the subjects of a story dictating how the story is covered?
I think it’s bizarre that gun lovers who constantly cry for the 2nd amendment and hate big government are the first to poop on the first amendment and defend the police without question.