Here's A Novel Idea Regarding The 1st Amendment

By imklg, 3 February, 2017
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I have a novel idea, let's stop calling our free press the 'media'. They are two very different things. Has anyone noticed how easily we substitute something meaningful with something vacuous. ‘Free Press’ is linked intimately with Free Speech. ‘Media’ is linked to a vague assortment of ill defined and conflicting messages. Is it a noun or an adjective? Does it describe something that creatives produce that we consume? Just what is the Media? Wiki article on the 1st Amendment.…. Btw, how can either free press or the media be the opposition of anything? if you say ‘Free press is the opposition’ then you are undermining the 1st Amendment, which you certainly must not intend. If you say the ‘Media is the opposition’, how can a ‘Means of communication’ oppose anything? It’s exactly like saying ‘The color blue is the opposition’.

I seem to recall something about ‘The media is not the message’.

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