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