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Originally posted by Ladysophiaofsandoz
I was really excited to read this post until I can across the name Zimmerman. News in print on the tv or online has always been slanted. It can't be avoided. Anyone ever seen the movie Rashomon? The truth is seldom just handed out. It's something that must be searched for, worked for, earned. Reporting has always been slanted people just have gotten more lazy about getting to the truth in the matter.
When the 12th largest company in the world controls the most awesome god damn propaganda force in the whole godless world, who knows what **** will be peddled for truth on this network.
Does ‘freedom of the press’ mean the news media can say or write anything they want?
Unless restricted by a valid prior restraint (which is rare), the news media are free to publish any information or opinion they desire. This freedom, however, does not immunize them from liability for what they publish. A newspaper that publishes false information about a person, for example, can be sued for libel. A television station similarly can be sued if it broadcasts a story that unlawfully invades a person’s privacy. Because such liability can be staggering, most journalists strive to exercise their freedom to publish in a responsible and ethical manner.
The reporters and editors at my local newspaper are highly biased. Is there a federal regulator who should know about this?
No. Under the First Amendment, newspapers and magazines can publish information as they see fit, biased or not. If published information is libelous, the publication can be sued by the person claiming to be libeled. But the federal government does not and cannot regulate newspaper content.
“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” A. J. Liebling
“To preserve the freedom of the human mind then and freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom; for as long as we may think as we will, and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement”