America believes in press freedom (unless, of course, it makes them look like fools)

Ah, Washington’s State Department has a jolly sense of humour.

They’ve just announced this (while attempting to smear everything Wikileaks stands for):

The United States is pleased to announce that it will host UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day event in 2011, from May 1 – May 3 in Washington, D.C. UNESCO is the only UN agency with the mandate to promote freedom of expression and its corollary, freedom of the press.