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War on Journalism: Exposing the Truth is becoming Very Dangerous in the U.S. - RTNews

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Originally Published on Jun 14, 2012 by RTAmerica http://youtube.com/RTAmerica http://rt.com/usa Find Luke here: http://wearechange.org http://youtube.com/wearechange As the consolidated corporate media machine fails in its function as the fourth estate, citizen journalists and independent press outlets are there to pick up the slack. But this important task is becoming increasingly threatened by the harsh treatment at the hands of the police force. Citizen based media is often targeted by police for reporting unfiltered truths, or they are lumped together with activists/protesters and beaten or arrested. As more and more Americans choose alternative news sources to find out what is really happening in their country, harassing those providing first hand reports muzzles the free flow of information and poses a threat to democracy. Abby Martin explores the subject for RT. Like us and/or follow us: http://twitter.com/RT_America http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica