The Fourth Estate is At Risk, But Not Because of Trump

“A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. it must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favor.” – Nelson Mandela…
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Obama’s Thin-Skinned White House a Detriment to Democracy

President Lyndon Johnson said, “being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but to stand there and take it.” And yet for all the ways President Obama is seeking to reignite the legacy of LBJ, on this point he would heartily disagree. Rather than accept any form of criticism,…
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