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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Alan Caruba: With Obama Using the IRS and Justice Department to Target Friend and Foe Alike, It is Time to “Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.”

 



Posted by Nicholas Stix


Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
By Alan Caruba

From its earliest days, even before the Revolution, Americans valued their newspapers and understood they played a crucial role in the issues and events of the times in which they lived. It would take a while, however, before newspapers evolved from highly partisan advocates of the early political factions to their role as watchdogs of government.

A literate population depended on them for news that revealed the increasing futility of dealing with a British monarchy and parliament that found new ways to tax the essentially independent colonies. Newspapers became the glue of the new nation, eagerly read in every state, providing news of Congress and the presidency.

 



By contrast, authoritarian governments understood the need to keep a tight control over the news…

[Read the whole thing here.]

[A tip’ o the hate to Theo Spark.]

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