Freedom of the Press
Freedom of the press is declining in Canada…
… the index places Canada at No. 19, a drop of six spots from 2008.
… The United States had the most notable rise in the ranking this year to No. 20 from No. 40 in 2008.
Canada ranked 19th in freedom of press
Note: So under Harper and the conservatives we are on a continual downslide with respect to our freedoms, while on the other hand under Obama and the Democrats (Liberals) it is an upward swing. Interesting???… but not surprising.
His case is that a small number of conglomerate companies own all of the news media, and can therefore manipulate what we see and hear for the benefit of powered interests in the same way that mass marketers create a desired response through controlled advertising. Right-wingers claim a liberal conspiracy and Left-wingers cry conservative conspiracy, but Chomsky says that there is no conspiracy per se, simply a system owned by a power elite that serves the purposes of its owners.