Yes, I'm not sure I understand the headline I just wrote, either. But in any case, read this hysterically funny accounting of a Turkish journalist who was threatened with jail time for writing critically about the Turkish government but who now claims the Turkish press is perfectly free but that "neocons" are spreading malicious rumors about Turkey's press crackdown. The Guardian, predictably, buys his argument.
"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it. They are repulsed by it."