Posted by: endithinks | November 11, 2009

On gagging journalists

This disturbing story about another step in a more intrusive government on the rights of journalists is cited in this CBS story about a news organization getting a request from the Department of Justice for information about the users of this website including IP addresses.

The story can be read here.

Now, I am all for free speech and the role of the journalist is sacrosanct in a democracy or representative republic like the States.  We cannot allow the media to be muffled no matter how much we may disagree with what they say.

I can’t stand Fox News for instance, but I’m glad that they are doing what they are doing.  A democracy or representative republic like the States needs conflicting views and debate to shake out the extremists on all sides.  Only through comparison and contrast can we reach a balanced view.

 

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