Jul 12, 2008

Free Speech via Journalism Equals Democracy

Bill Moyers, in his speech to the audience at the National Conference on Media Reform,

"Democracy without honest information creates the illusion of popular consent at the same time that it enhances the power of the state and the privileged interests that the state protects. And nothing characterizes corporate media today more than its disdain toward the fragile nature of modern life and its indifference toward the complex social debate required of a free and self-governing people."

Journalism can make or break a democracy.

In the swirl surrounding the events of September 11, 2001, was there any debate, or simply a lying down and a dogged acceptance of the established line, spoon-fed from the current administration?

We desperately need media reform, as some outing of the truth from the perpe-traitors.

For more on media reform, see StopBigMedia.com

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