Back in the glory days of the American free press, reporters and editors prided themselves on holding the powerful accountable.
We called it “afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted.”
We knew the central role of a free press in a free society is to serve as a watchdog on government and other powerful institutions.
Today, for the most part, America has a controlled press – one more suited to making excuses for the powerful, parroting the party line, demeaning efforts to hold officials accountable for their actions and serving as little more than propaganda agents for their favorite politicians.
If you want to see a classic example of what I’m talking about, look no further than an April 23 Associated Press story, circulated worldwide by the largest news-gathering organization on the globe, about the concern over Barack Obama’s refusal to demonstrate his constitutional eligibility to serve in the White House.
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