I'm embarrassed, and if you're an American you should be, too.Tied for No. 1 in the index were Finland, Iceland, Ireland and the Netherlands. No surprises there. The bottom five were Burma, Cuba, Eritrea, Turkmenistan and North Korea. No surprises there, either.
But it hurts to read that countries like the Czech Republic, Estonia and Slovakia that had state-controlled media not too many years ago are ranked well above the U.S.The Highway Scribe, himself a journalist, has a word or three about this state of affairs over at Highway Scribery.