Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Media Versus the State

Good words for 2008 too.

"On March 9, 1954, in a broadcast that has been called television’s finest hour, Murrow stated,"

The line between investigating and persecuting is a very fine one... We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law.

We will not walk in fear, one of another.... We are not descended from fearful men — not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular.... We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

The Media Versus the State

No comments: