Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Freedom FROM the Press

As Americans we treasure our freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution. Among them are the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press.

But now the press (I should be specific here: The NY Times) has decided that it should determine the opinions of citizens and policies of our government. And if those opinions and policies don't set well with the editorial poobahs of The Times, then those opinions and policies will not be presented to the people via their paper.

Something's awry here.

When a presidential candidate submits his opinion/policy in response to the same from another candidate whose opinion/policy was published, and the paper returns it to him with "suggestions" as how to make it more to their liking, isn't that censorship? So much for freedom.

But really. We're talking the NY Times here. Is anybody surprised? "Fair and balanced" isn't exactly their slogan.

It seems those NY publications are doing their best to out-do each other these days.

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