This World Press Freedom Day, take a look at @BarackObama's remarks at the @columbiajourn Faultlines: Democracy conference, and why the free press is vital for democracy to survive and thrive.

Journalists have always been on the front lines of the struggle for democracy. That’s why we need to keep standing up for the rights of journalists around the world. Grateful that we have @columbiajourn and people like Jelani Cobb taking on this important work.

@BarackObama @columbiajourn But only freedom for corporate paid journalists, right Barry?

@BarackObama @columbiajourn Is that why your administration wiretapped and harassed journalists James Rosen and Sharyl Atkisson? Spare us your pontificating. 🙄

@BarackObama @columbiajourn Obama you are a terrorist! Your family will never be in power and GOD willing you will be in prison

@BarackObama @columbiajourn Remember when you set the record for denying the most FOIA requests? Or when you tried banning FNC from the press pool? Or when you conducted surveillance on @JamesRosenTV, the NYT's James Risen, & 20 AP reporters for the crime of reporting accurate information?

@BarackObama @columbiajourn But this ends at Tucker, right? He's different, right? Btw, how's your ocean front property? I mean, after convincing Americans, the sea-level is rising, and to make it stop, they need to pay more taxes, or else.