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Friday, February 08, 2008

Transcript

The legal basis for this show, the various media we cover and, frankly, for the style of our coverage is the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But how well do any of us know our beloved protection? Not that well, explains Anthony Lewis in his new book Freedom for the Thought We Hate.

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Aaron Read from Geneva, NY

http://medianation.blogspot.com/2008/10/palin-says-freedom-of-press-is.html

It appears that Sarah Palin believes in continuing the Republican assault on the Constitution and Bill of Rights. There isn't a media organization in the country that shouldn't be screaming that headline right now.

Here's the quote verbatim:
As we send our young men and women overseas in a war zone to fight for democracy and freedoms, including freedom of the press, we've really got to have a mutually beneficial relationship here with those fighting the freedom of the press, and then the press, though not taking advantage and exploiting a situation, perhaps they would want to capture and abuse the privilege. We just want truth, we want fairness, we want balance.

(from her interview with Fox's Carl Cameron)

Oct. 06 2008 01:01 PM

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