The Freed Press

February 27th, 2017 by Ken

by Dale Cooper

As much as they try to deny it, the publishers and practitioners of the old way of journalism know that their methods of gathering and distributing the news are fast being swept into the dustbin of history. But they’ve not given up … not just yet. These fossils of the old way are fighting a life-and-death battle with their counterparts of the new way of reporting … hot-shot cyber reporters who couldn’t give a fig about the pedigrees, prerogatives and privileges of the past.

And what strategies, what defenses have these geniuses of the old way come up with? They’re busy casting accusations and defamations at their opponents, questioning their legitimacy  … calling them a threat to the first amendment and freedom itself!

This is nothing but buffoonery at its circus best … a bunch of self-righteous, self-serving and self-anointing clowns who seem to think that when its authors wrote the Bill of Rights they specifically had the New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC/CBS/NBC/PBS in mind. Balderdash!

Here’s what the amendment says:  Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. That’s it. And they say the freedom press is threatened? That’s absurd on its face. We have more news now than any one person can stand! We’re bombarded by fake news, real news and everything in between 24/7! It’s enough to make you want to SCREAM!

And yet these clowns of the old way keep running around in circles like Paul Revere wannabes screaming “the sky is falling, the sky is falling!” Give me a break! Judging by the endless avalanche of news stories, I don’t see free speech or the free press in trouble. Truth is, I see it the other way around … the press is healthier and freer than it’s ever been!

Free from the monopolies and duopolies that have dictated what’s news, and what’s not, in our cities and country for over a century. Free from the legions of university certified journalists who see the world exactly how their professors taught them to see it. Free from the tenured academics who dispense untried and untested theories of governance without the slightest worry of personal ramifications. Free from the coiffured presenters of TV news and their endless, politically correct drivel. And free from Democratic/Republican duopoly that has manipulated our nation’s politicians like wooden-headed marionettes for a couple of centuries now.

The First Amendment in danger? Freedom of the press threatened? Hardly! The press is freer … and livelier … than at any time I can remember. In fact, I’d say it’s been too long in coming, but at long last we finally have  it … not only a free press, but a thriving, energetic and dynamic freed press!

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