And last but not least censorship, omitting and distorting of the information that comes from overseas. The extend and sophistication of political propaganda in this country makes Communist propaganda of Cold War era look like child-play. it is annoying when they show a foreign leader considered to be an enemy of the u.s. on television. they will show him making a speech but they don't translate what he is saying. and it's annoying that americans don't complain about this. saddam hussein would give a speech for an hour, they would show him on tv for 10 seconds and not even translate his words. if you are going to a attack a country and kill thousands of civilians because of their evil dictator, would it not make sense to show a little bit more of his speeches, say 5 or 10 minutes, and put subtitles so we know what he is saying? the irony is the the u.s. likely does have the best press, but that's not saying much for journalism.