Sunday, July 23, 2017

Freedom of the Press 1917

                                    An editorial cartoon by Harry Murphy 1917

Hey, freedom of the press. Everybody believes in that, right?

Recent disturbing polls conducted by 60 Minutes, Vanity Fair, American Press Institute, PBS-NPR indicate an alarmingly number of Americans don’t think much of the First Amendment.

One recent poll (PBS NewsHour Marist ) found that 4 out of 10 Republicans assert that  the U.S. “has too greatly expanded freedom of the press”.

"Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy" --Walter Cronkite

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