2 thoughts on “Selling off The Fourth Estate

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  2. ‘The role of investigative journalism – its ability to hold society and our major institutions to account – should be as sacrosanct as democracy. It is a vital part of democracy but the part now most at risk….”
    I wouldn’t say it’s “at risk,” I’d say it’s moribund in certain outlets–and good riddance. Newspapers, television, and other mainstream media have become whores to the government puppets and the corporations that pull the strings. When is honest debate–or any kind of dissent–ever fostered in those hoary institutions concerning our brutal foreign policy, our worship of militarism, our smashing of civil rights even as basic as privacy, and all the other horrors of modern times? Nowhere except the Internet, which is where I get my information.

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