Freedom of the press is guaranteed under the first amendment to preserve our freedoms and to preserve our democracy. It prohibits government censorship, but the danger now is self-censorship of the press, often at the instigation of the 1%. My solution to this danger to our freedoms and our democracy is to breakup the great concentrations of ownership in the media, and I would start with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
Please see Rupert Murdoch
- The United States Drops 27 Points in Freedom of the Press Index (sayitaintsoalready.com)
- Australia plummets in press freedom index (mumbrella.com.au)
- William Astore: The Failure of Our “Free” Press (huffingtonpost.com)
- Occupy Exposes Lack of Press Freedom (everywherealways.wordpress.com)