Best Example of Hypocrisy Ever: U.S. State Department Announces "World Press Freedom Day" While Trying to Shut Down WikiLeaks

Posted on by Rebecca Kelley (Rebecca)
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The Bureau of Public Affairs has just issued a press release announcing that the United States will be hosting UNESCO's (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) World Press Freedom Day May 1-3 in Washington, D.C. This announcement is completely laughable given the US government is doing everything it can to shut down WikiLeaks, a non-profit new media site that publishes anonymously submitted documents that expose unethical and illegal activity at the hands of governments, organizations, and businesses.

The press release actually says this:

"New media has empowered citizens around the world to report on their circumstances, express opinions on world events, and exchange information in environments sometimes hostile to such exercises of individuals' right to freedom of expression. At the same time, we are concerned about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information. We mark events such as World Press Freedom Day in the context of our enduring commitment to support and expand press freedom and the free flow of information in this digital age."

So...you're hosting an event that opposes governmental silencing and censorship of journalists in order to stifle the "free flow of information" while at the same time opening a criminal probe of WikiLeaks and the site's founder, Julian Assange, and bullying PayPal into dropping WikiLeaks as a customer. Gotcha.

Is it hypocritical for the United States to host World Press Freedom Day?

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I can say that WikiLeaks is one of the best news organizations that i have ever seen. They report the truth about what is going on around the world. I have seen the US military shooting journalists from apache or black hawk helicopters thanks to WikiLeaks. I have seen that the US is engaged in deals with foreign nations thanks to the latest leak. I know that Dynecorp is selling children into sex slavery thanks to the leaked documents that WikiLeaks released. I can say that they are doing the job journalists would not do...or in some cases were told not to do.

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