Sunday, April 25, 2021

The False Concept of Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the press is a false concept because it confers on one sector of the economy, the media industry, a kind of freedom that is not available to other sectors of the economy. The media industry is just another sector of the economy—why should it enjoy a freedom that society does not confer to other sectors of the economy? 

We don’t talk about the freedom of the steel industry, of the travel, of the hospitality industry. I have never seen the press fighting for the rights of the small businesses and the independent professionals. The journalists want freedom for themselves while they become complicit in pushing the rest of society into slavery. These media companies are owned by some of the most corrupt businessmen, who are close to the political establishment. 

Freedom of press means freedom for the corrupt businessmen—it is a license to loot and lie, and cause damage to the nation by spreading propaganda, disinformation, and fear.

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