"A free press
is not a privilege
but an organic necessity
in a great society."
Walter Lippmann
(1889-1974) American writer, journalist, and political commentator
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i agree with walter lippman
 -- dr hamid ibrahim, KUALA LUMPURE     
    I just wish the media would tell us the whole story and be informative rather than persuasive.
     -- Cal, Lewisville, TX     
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    Our press is no longer free. It's sold out to the democratic party and crooked Hillary.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    The statement, being accurate on its face, says volumes about the society it derives from. In Amerika today, there is no free press of any consequence that I am aware of. The entire media (in writ, electronic, etc.) propagates dogma designed by the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land. The original intent of many of the Constitution's authors was to develop a land of liberty where inalienable rights were held inviolate. The press from inception was used to advance public opinion while during the War between the States leaped to a whole new level of anti-free press. The degradation of the press corresponds directly with the great loss of freedom.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    A certain measure and definite concomitant
    of the declension of our civilization is the declension of the character of journalistic practice.

    They who are being animated in their actions not by right principles, particularly by a devotion to the revelation of the Truth, but by ambition and ideology necessarily want for honesty and integrity.

    Ultimately, the matter is one of morality.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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     -- Gary, Fresno      
    The current presidential race between Trump and Hillary has never highlighted more obviously the globalist/establishment agenda in the media and political parties. The Bush's, Clinton's, Obama, McCain, Romney -- all were Council on Foreign Relations picks; both sides of the aisle are filled with CFR members. Had Trump not beat out the GOP establishment, we would have gotten more of the same two rigged choices. Now that Trump is in the race, the RINO safari has been like shooting fish in a barrel...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Bill Rowe, Niles, MI      
    Correction: We are slowly earning the necessity of the free press. We just need more individuals who understand what they're conveying in their writings.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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