Judging By Reactions

This Wall Street Journal editorial pretty much nails it on the recent 5,000 page State Dept. report on human rights:

The accuracy of the data can be gauged by the reactions it provoked. State described China’s human rights record as “poor”; in Russia, the government’s accountability to its citizens is “eroding”; and in Syria, the regime “continued to commit serious abuses.” In response, China called the document “tattered and shocking”; Russia said State’s “latest opus” contained a “hackneyed collection of claims”; and Syria claimed that the U.S. itself is “among the biggest human rights violators.”