Former Democratic pollster and analyst Pat Caddell in recent remarks to an AIM conference; “I think we’re at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy.” Watch and listen:
First Amendment protections were originally provided to the press so they would protect the liberty and freedom of the public from “organized governmental power,” they had clearly relinquished the role of impartial news providers.
From Kevin’s The Smallest Minority post on Eric Sevareid.
A friend and teacher of the late Walter Lippmann described the role of the professional reporter and observer of the news in this manner: “We make it our business,” he said, “to find out what is going on under the surface and beyond the horizon; to infer, to deduce, to imagine and to guess what is going on inside, and what this meant yesterday and what it could mean tomorrow. In this way we do what every sovereign citizen is supposed to do, but has not the time or the interest to do it for himself. This is our job. It is no mean calling. We have a right to be proud of it and to be glad it is our work.”
They sure as hell are not doing THAT anymore…….It is one thing for the news to have a biased view, but “It is another thing to specifically decide that you will not tell the American people information they have a right to know.” (Pat Caddell)