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Freedom In The Press: The Way It Was
Posted by Winter Kelly on Apr 30, 2004 - 12:00:00 PM

LOS ANGELESEnglish 301 on Tuesday, November 5, 1996 was the turning point. Our well-liked professor spent three hours lecturing us on how to vote and whom and what to vote for that day. I remember she used the board to write out the proposition numbers and then put gigantic x's through propositions to vote against. She told us how important it was to vote, because we were the future.

One student started to correct her on what he believed to be a misstatement, and she gave an intimidating response to his doubting her knowledge. My thoughts were: "Are we being graded on this? Why is she telling us who to vote for?" Then finally, "Maybe she knows better after all- she is the professor."

We were young, barely old enough to vote and all I knew about politics was that Clinton was running again and that he liked to eat McDonalds. I knew he may have cheated on his wife and that my aunt thought he was cute. I knew more about the politics of music than the politics of our country. I knew I hated school, but this was one teacher I liked.

I left class and headed for the voting polls. As I was voting for the first time, I remember feeling like I was taking a multiple choice test after I just had the summary review. How well I could remember that day's lecture would demonstrate how well I could vote.

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A few years before, I was watching a local news broadcast, regarding the O.J. Simpson trial. The newscaster was making comments that showed she believed O.J. was guilty. I asked my dad, "How can they be reporting the news fairly if they are reporting their opinions?"

He said, in a matter of acceptance, "They can't, but that's the way it is." Later, I observed many broadcasts that showed the newscasters' opinions. Finally, I realized that it was extremely difficult to watch any news without seeing some sort of bias behind it. Isn't that how Hitler came into power?

I've been told that we are lucky to have "freedom", but we have to pay taxes, parking tickets, follow the rules, vote the way we are told to and so on. The only freedom I've heard people complain about not having is when others wanted to ban pornography on the net. Yet, where is the freedom to have access to the facts without interruption, bias, or slant?

I admit I'm not politically smart. In fact, I wouldn't pass a political science test if my life counted on it. Lucky for you, I uphold the Declaration of Principles (see page 12) so you can decide what is best for you. We will provide the news, facts and information without interruption. This is the only page where you will see uninterrupted commentary.

Maybe our English won't be perfect (since our English teachers were too busy teaching Political Science). However, our content will be truthful, honest, unchanged and unbiased. Hopefully, we will start a trend that other news media and educational sources will adopt. I think you should have the power to decide what you want to believe in, not what we believe in.



 

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