.free press my ass.
whoever the fuck that begins to ramble about free press in other countries are fucking delusional. so STFU cause there really is no such thing as a free press.
i would love to dig and back up my comments but i'll just leave it here. don't believe me?
nvm.. i started searching already... see what trouble i have to go to for you dumb people?
Item: The White House called the president of NBC to discourage the network from airing interviews with Kitty Kelley, author of the new book about the Bush family that, among other things, alleges George W.'s cocaine use during his father's presidency.
Readers, in millions of cases, have no way of finding out whether their newspapers are fair or not, honest or distorted, truthful or colored. Intelligent readers frequently ask for means of testing the press.
The easiest way is to buy copies of newspapers for a week or so, study them carefully, and compare news and headlines. If the reader does this with a news item about a strike in which he is a participant, or a mass meeting where he was a speaker or a listener, or some event where bias and perversion for special motives may enter, he will be able within one hour to find out which is the honest, which the dishonest newspaper. (Let him not be guided by his own bias if possible.)
As terrible as it is to live in a nation where the press in known to be controlled by the government, at least one has the advantage of knowing the bias is present, and to adjust for it. In the United States of America, we are taught from birth that our press is free from such government meddling. This is an insideous lie about the very nature of the news institution in this country. One that allows the government to lie to us while denying the very fact of the lie itself.related links : war mongering