“This country isn’t yours. You don’t own it”

// Jon Stewart is a visionary:

Those fighting to be included in the ideal of equality are not being divisive. Those fighting to keep those people out are.  Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart, Back on ‘Late Show,’ Lets Loose on Fox News and More

 

Freedom of the Press, not freedom from responsible journalism

An essential post from Ned Hickson

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Freedom of the Press: 

The right of the press to circulate information and opinion without censorship by the government.

While watching coverage of this week’s Republican National Convention, I switched between CNN, ABC, FOX-News, CBS and others. I read news articles online and in print, and watched live streaming from different sources online.

And I was struck by how one event could be seen so differently by so many news organizations — nearly all of which had a clear slant, whether for or against.

Our founding fathers made Freedom of the Press part of the Constitution’s First Amendment because, in the words of its principle author James Madison:

“We have no Facebook yet.”

And because I’m a journalist, you can trust me on that.

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Entertainer Blogger Award

Congratulations to Laurel on the Entertainer Blogger Award and thanks for the nomination!

My Journey Into The Dark and Twisty World of Short Stories, Murder Mysteries, Stories of Revenge and Days Gone By

entertainer blog award #2A big thank you to Stephanie at makingtimeforme for the nomination.  She is (to use the words of another blogger describing her) a prolific blogger.  She writes about all sorts of things, is tremendously supportive and unselfishly promotes other bloggers’ work.  Her “spotlights” and “weekly updates” are well worth viewing.

The Rules:

• Write a post with the award picture shown above.

•  Nominate up to 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and most of all ENTERTAINING!

•  Thank the person who nominated you by tagging their blog.

•  Answer the five questions listed below.

The five questions are:

1.  Why did you start a blog in the first place?
I think I remember my youngest daughter saying “let’s do a blog.”  I had no idea what I wasdoing but I thought I’d give it a shot.

2.  What is your favorite book?
I always struggle with…

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