Die freie Presse wird nur von den Bösen bedroht.

aber natürlich nicht da wo wir sind. Neiinnn!

Das Aussenministerium der USA schreibt folgendes zur Bedeutung einer freien Presse

The United States of America was built on freedom of expression. It was one of our first breaths of life as a nation – and remains an indispensible and enduring element of who we are.

und äussert den Vorwurf:

Some governments are too weak or unwilling to protect journalists and media outlets. Many others exploit or create criminal libel or defamation or blasphemy laws in their favor. They misuse terrorism laws to prosecute and imprison journalists. They pressure media outlets to shut down by causing crippling financial damage.

Da scheinen in den USA und England aber einige eine andere Auffassung zu haben. z.B. Englands Premier Cameron

But if they don't demonstrate some social responsibility it would be very difficult for government to stand back and not to act

oder der NSA Chef

We ought to come up with a way of stopping it. I don’t know how to do that. That’s more of the courts and the policymakers but, from my perspective, it’s wrong to allow this to go on,

Das ist genauso wie mit der Folter.