Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Quote of the Day: a Free Press

Joseph Pulitzer: "Our republic and its press will rise and fall together. An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery."

Now go read NYT v. Sullivan (1964). More on that case here, about halfway down the page.

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