"The invaluable and the valueless, the noble and the tawdry, the beautiful and the ugly, the true and the false, the good and the evil, are equally protected by the First and the Fourteenth Amendments’ guarantees of a free press and religious freedom."
Milton Konvitz
(1908-2003) Professor Cornell Law School
quoted in Censorship: For And Against, 1971
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Nice sentiment to fool the many however, not accurate
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    It would be nice to have a "free press" but they sold out to the "progressives" a long time ago.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    The devil has the right to free speech. ;-) Why not address the ugly, false, and evil with beauty, truth, and goodness? Censorship is laziness at the very least -- make an argument to expose the lies, if there be any. It was not long ago that one could have his tongue drilled with a red hot iron for speaking 'heresies' against the church. Talk about censorship!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Freedom of the press, is the law, yep, we get the good, the bad, and the ugly, up to us to sort it out. When anything is censored, the people are robbed of something. As we see, most of our "media" is definitely telling what they are told to tell, the GREAT thing, is WE THE PEOPLE caught on, for awhile now, and we have our own news, a nationwide network of free men and women, and we say it like it is.
     -- Kimo, USA     
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