Imperial Media

September 1978
National Review;9/29/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 39, p1195
This article presents information on the freedom of the media in the U.S. It is reported that one has seen the rise of a multi-billion-dollar imperial media, challenging other power centers, prescribing and proscribing ideas and attitudes, promulgating new rights for itself, and intent on expanding its power. It refers to reporter M.A. Farber represents an example of a long series of power initiatives by the media. Farber was jailed on a contempt charge for refusing to allow the judge in a murder trial to inspect his potentially relevant notes. The right to a fair trial is an old one, and explicit in the Constitution. The right to protect sources is mentioned nowhere in that document.


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