The Boston Globe Cries: The #FreePress Fallacy
by KrisAnne Hall, JD
The Boston Globe printed an Opinion piece as a rebuttal to all the “fake news” accusations. Their new hashtag professes “#FreePress is not the enemy.”
It is true Freedom of Press is not the enemy, Freedom of Speech is not the enemy either – They are two of the foundational principles of Liberty that make America great. But since we are on the topic, let us examine the nature of the true enemy. You see, Free Press is not a person, it is a principle.
- The enemy is a group of people who call themselves journalists joining together in a cabal to push their social and political agenda and then call it Free Press.
- The enemy is an organized clan of media pundits who drive their agenda by demonizing the true market place of ideas and targeting opposing opinions with their tar-and-feather tactics of division.
- The enemy is any politician that encourages and or supports this politically and sociologically driven agenda to silence opinions they do not approve of or which may threaten the power they possess.
Thomas Jefferson said it so eloquently to John Norvell, June 14, 1807: