"In the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government's power to censor the press was abolished, so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government."
Justice Hugo Black, 1971.
The US government (and all governments) should remember these words, and act accordingly.
@fitheach, Except the "free press" isn't censuring the government anymore, it's now a propaganda machine for the government and its agendas. And tries to censor and block other viewpoints from appearing in the mainstream media.
The press, or media generally, have always been partisan. The "free" part has been about allowing the press to support whoever they want.
However, the support whoever part has also become suppress the others, too. Not good. This is part of the explanation for traditional media attacking new media. Governments will happily take part in suppressing that new media if they feel it benefits them.
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