Thursday, August 27, 2009

The battle for democracy

Shawn Gude writes:

Without accurate information and rational discourse, democracy is reduced to a bastardized form of its ideal self: tyranny of the masses. Sure, the United States survived through the 19th century with a largely sensationalist, partisan press. But can anyone argue with a straight face that our inchoate democracy benefited because of it? Was our nation’s citizenry enhanced by the rampant yellow journalism?

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