Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Challenge: Lazy, ignorant ‘media workers’ share the blame for K-12 financial woes

FARGO, N.D. – America’s Founding Fathers understood that a free and active press was essential to keeping government officials in check and preserving liberty. That’s why they explicitly included the freedom of the press in the First Amendment.

For much of this nation’s history, journalists exercised those rights and established themselves as society’s watchdogs. They took this duty so seriously they often described it as “comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.”

Sadly, most of today’s journalists and “media workers” have more in common with Barney Fife than Woodward and Bernstein. And the “comfortable” – a group that includes many teacher unions – couldn’t be happier about this.  (more...)

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