Importance of Freedom of the Press

Mr. French has some important things to say about freedom of the press. So did Teddy Roosevelt and George Orwell. Want to know what? Keep reading

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In our current political climate, in which the Press has been attacked as somehow against the people, it is important to remember that a free Press was seen by the founders of the United States of America as a crucial element to keeping the nation free. Other thinkers have argued for the maintenance of the free Press as a necessary aspect of battling tyranny and supporting freedom. The Press is one of the institutions that must be preserved if the nation is to remain a free democracy.

One of the writers whose work most clearly illustrated the abuse of power and the effects of the suppression of the Press was George Orwell.

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“Freedom of the Press, if it means anything at all,
means the freedom to criticize and oppose.”

                                                                            George Orwell

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In an example of the use of the free press itself, Teddy Roosevelt said, in an…

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One Response to Importance of Freedom of the Press

  1. frenchc1955 says:

    Thank you for the reblogging!

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