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8/19/09 – Freedom of press under attack

“Freedom of press under attack
Chattanooga Times Free Press, August 19, 2009

“Thomas Jefferson, who had an idea or two about democratic government, wrote forcefully that “where the press is free … all is safe.” That’s a belief enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and embraced by succeeding generations of Americans. The legitimacy of the message is undeniable. … Just days after Mr. Chavez closed Venezuelan radio stations, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador, citing questionable grounds, followed suit.”
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