Saturday, July 3, 2010
Save the World Saturday: A Free and Independent Press
Democracy Now! is one of those journalist organizations, and, unlike the news that comes to us from our local television stations, magazines or newspapers, Democracy Now! is not concerned with selling you laundry detergent or the latest new gadget for your cell phone. In fact, this organization accepts no funding from advertisers at all, or, for that matter, from government agencies, or corporate underwriters.
Democracy Now! is an example of a truly free press. However, that is free in the sense that they are not beholden to a government agency or a corporation that might want to suppress a story someday; it is not free in the sense that it doesn't cost anything to keep the news flowing.
That's where we, the people, come into the equation. The responsibility for the people's right to know falls largely to the people .