Here's the choice: you either want a free and unfettered news media... or you don't.
Which is it?
Beware of your first impulse here; neither snark nor cynicism, nor any knee-jerk "nuance," is an adequate response. Witty commentary, even justifiable points about slanted ideologies, examples of journalistic incompetence, or "I-don't-even-follow-the-news-anymore"-egoism will do nothing more than demonstrate cowardice-- to, in fact, evade an existentially definitive answer.
Free --in all its messy chaos-- or not-free: there is no middle ground.
The Founders knew that, and wrote the First Amendment as they did-- precisely BECAUSE they knew it.
And before you reply, if only to yourself, know that you are also deciding "free or not-free" on the society in which you live. The two choices are, in full reality, one.
Ready to reply?
If so, don't tell me here on Redroom.com.
Tell it to the people who are about to put the same choice --if, in the event, differently worded-- to Jana Winter, a reporter for Foxnews.com.
And say it loudly. If you miss this chance, you may not get another.
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