Pressure Has Killed Our Free Press

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” – Peter Marshall What defines a free press? Many, if asked that question, would say that a free press is one which operates under its own control, a journalistic community which has no political affiliation. Another possibility is that a free press is one without encumbrances, one that has no master, one that does not cater to one side, but only seeks to know the Read more […]

Obama Administration to Monitor Newsrooms to Control Content

An FCC commissioner Ajit Pai wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, warning about a plan that his agency is rolling out that would put monitors in the nation’s newsrooms. News managers and staffers would be interviewed by agency officials about the content that they choose to report on and how they choose certain stories. According to Pai, here are some of the questions that will be asked of these managers and staffers: What is the news philosophy of the station? How do you define critical Read more […]

Eurocrats Demand Control Of Media; When Will It Happen Here?

It does not surprise me at all that governments want to control the press and be able to censor stories. I expect all governments to desire to be able to do this. But it completely shocks me that the so-called “Western democracies” are being told outright to give the press over to the government. According to the Telegraph: “The ‘high level’ recommendations that will be used to draft future EU legislation also attack David Cameron for failing to automatically implement proposals by the Read more […]