I don't think that there is absolute freedom of the press. We operate under laws - against libel, for instance. The idea that there is some absolute press freedom is kind of a myth.
I'm a Capricorn, actually.
There is something decidedly faux about the camaraderie of Facebook, something illusory about the connectedness of Twitter.
Liberation movements - operating surreptitiously and conspiratorially - thrive on discipline and suspicion, and punish deviation or dissent.
The most obvious drawback of social media is that they are aggressive distractions.
One of the most important disciplines in journalism is to challenge your working premises.
The Democrats generally recoil from the subject of entitlements.
You don't want to go around willy-nilly suing news organizations. That's probably self-defeating.
Since September 11 2001, editors in America have faced some excruciating choices, as the attempt to wage a war against a new kind of enemy sometimes strained the boundaries of our laws and values.
People crave trustworthy information about the world we live in. Some people want it because it is essential to the way they make a living. Some want it because they regard being well-informed as a condition of good citizenship. Some want it because they want something to exchange over dinner tables and water coolers.