Monday, October 4, 2010

Government Confuses 'Freedom of the Press' with 'Freedom to Oppress'

A Free Press Means Free From Government Control

In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, President Obama admits that media bias is a problem. "The golden age of an objective press was a pretty narrow span of time in our history."

According to a new article in The American Spectator, media bias starts before journalists graduate.

Some college officials, such as Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, think that the government should serve the roles of "guardian and supporter of the free press." In a recent letter to The Wall Street Journal titled "Journalism Needs Government Help," Bollinger advocated for "global broadcasters" and government intervention that is making a lot of journalists nervous.

The Spectator article states that "state control, propaganda and spin are the new models for American journalism according to the man in charge of one of the most prestigious journalism schools in the United States."

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