Time for a Brief History about our News

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    We have always had our news (newspapers at the time) formenting party issues, exaggerating the different issues and instigating controversies. At the time Federalists and Republicans held a low opinion of the press.
    A letter written in 1807 by Thomas Jefferson declared "that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them, inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors".
    It's the American way, our political parties have never liked out press.
    It's called the 1st amendment to our Constitution

    The Point?
    As Americans we muct keep ourselves educated and well informed.
    Look up the bills being passed by our congress and read them yourself - go to thomas.gov.
    Go right to the source of everything to get correct information.

    If your looking for a link ,I don't have one. This information came from a history book.
     
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    I've lived in a few cities with heavily biased papers, in the dark ages before the internet. They do have enormous power.
     
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    Oh Madeline that funny.
    I almost fell off my chair I was laughing so hard.
     
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    That's good.

    You're a sweetie pie, peach.

    Now, how was what I said funny?

    *Stunned look*
     
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    Because I'm from the dark ages too.
     
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    How far back do you go, peach?

    I remember the invention of tv.......
     
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    Just after you.
    My husband remebers it well though.
     
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    The weird thing is, 15 minutes after anything is invented, I can't live without it. I dun understand how I get so dependent so fast.
     
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    Because it's fun, we have to see what it's all about and then we get addicted to it.
    I'd rather be addicted to new fangeled gaggets than anything else.
     
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    I miss some of the old stuff though. I liked 45's and transistor radios -- and real radio stations. I even liked B & W tv.
     

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