Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Regarding the Press

President Bush is not the first nor the last to suffer the prejudice of the press, but that prejudice has its own consequences.

"During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been leveled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety."

Thomas Jefferson, Second Inaugural Address, December 9, 1805

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