The Media and an Ignorant Electorate

Michael Ledeen, on the failure of the media to inform the public:

Never before has the ignorance of the electorate been so intensely cultivated as in this election.  We all know that major publications and broadcasters have simply refused to report news, and what they did report was spun politically. . . .

An ignorant electorate is a real threat to good government, and the whole point of the First Amendment is to create a wide-open national debate from which the truth might emerge.  The current behavior of the media–now totally politicized–makes it very hard to get to the truth.

And if a government wholly owned by the Democratic Party emerges from today’s election, there will be a determined push to further politicize journalism and squelch the remaining vestiges of dissent.


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