Minnesota Farmer

Do we really have a free press?
March 2, 2013, 10:28 pm
Filed under: Politics, science | Tags: , , , ,

Our nation, which has long held freedom of the press to be among our most cherished liberties, the U.S. currently ranks 47th in the world for true freedom of the press.  Almost every one of our news outlets is owned by one of just six multinational conglomerates.  Increasingly, the editorial content of our press is controlled by advertising dollars and internal corporate conflicts of interest.images  The nonpartisan organization Reporters Without Borders ranks the U. S. behind such countries as Niger, El Salvador and Estonia.  We need to be asking ourselves why?  Increasingly the news is censored to suit someones agenda.  All too often what the press reports is opinion and not science.  Check the credentials of the person reporting.  Are they an expert in their field or a celebrity with an opinion.

We need to be asking ourselves some questions when reading or viewing any news story;  If this is not true, who will suffer?  If this is true, who stands to benefit.


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