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.