Wait, We Have Freedom of the Press Here?

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17:  A large gathering of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street Movement attend a rally in Union Square on November 17, 2011 in New York City. Protesters attempted to shut down the New York Stock Exchange today, blocking roads and tying up traffic in Lower Manhattan.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Thanks to the many journalists arrested during Occupy Wall Street, the U.S. tumbled from 27th to 47th place in the annual international rankings of press freedom, compiled by Reporters Without Borders. That's almost as precipitous a drop as Bahrain's.