1. The Fourth Estate is a term referring to the press. In this sense the term goes back at least to Thomas Carlyle, who attributed it, possibly erroneously, to a coining by Edmund Burke during a parliamentary debate in 1787 on the opening up of press reporting of the House of Commons. Earlier writers have applied the term to lawyers, to the queen of England, acting on her own account distinct from the power of the king, and to "the mob".Fourth Estate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2. Many people generally agree that the fourth estate has immense political and social power, thanks to the fact that the press can be used to shape societies while imparting news of note and commentary of interest. Because the fourth estate is recognized as such an important body, many nations have laws which protect the rights of the press, ensuring that citizens have access to reporting on matters of interest and of note. What is the Fourth Estate? 3. Inherent in the above is the belief that the press will be honest in holding all of its sampling to the same level of inspection. Further, is it not to be expected that honest appraisal will, an should, follow? 4. The three largest, and most influential of broadcast companies are ABC, CBS, and NBC. The serve the largest audience, and, by my lights, should therefore have the greatest responsibility to inform. 5. Consider these stories: a. Anita Dunn, hand picked by the President, announced that Mao is her favorite political philosopher: the killer of 70 million Chinese. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWbX_vsAGd4[/ame] b. Van Jones was appointed by President Barack Obama in March 2009, to the newly-created position on the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Van Jones was forced to resign when it came to light that he is an avowed communist. According to Politifact: Beck has repeatedly claimed Jones is a communist. For purposes of a fact-check statement, we selected a Sept. 1, 2009, remark Beck made on his radio program that Jones "is an avowed, self-avowed radical revolutionary communist." There's little question that Jones was an avowed communist Smear: Van Jones Is An Avowed Communist | Media Matters Action Network c. . Ron Bloom is President Obama’s selection as senior counselor for manufacturing policy. The same Ron Bloom can be heard in the following agreeing with the political wisdom of Mao that power comes from the barrel of a gun: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCvQ8BSUv-g]YouTube - Obama's Czar Ron Bloom Agrees With Mao - address at Investor Conf part3[/ame] d. Mark Lloyd, selected by President Obama as his FCC diversity czar, is heard in the following praising the Hugo Chavez revolution: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9ffAP5ixhg]YouTube - Obama's Czar Mark Lloyd's FCC 'Diversity' Chief - His Take on Free Speech[/ame] e. . Obama selected regulatory czar Cass Sunstein has suggested that animals have the right to lawyers, and advocated that animals have the right to sue humans in court: [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je8bU9D51Ug[/ame] f. Obama choice for Science Czar John Holdren has endorsed compulsory sterilization, “Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods is a suggestion that seems to horrify people more than most proposals for involuntary fertility control.” Obama's science czar suggested compulsory abortion, sterilization | Washington Examiner [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZCoXyQ-vks]YouTube - The Czars - John Holdren[/ame] g. Carol Browner, chosen by President Obama as energy czar, has actually been a leader in the Socialist International, which is an umbrella group for the socialist parties of the world. h. Officials with the controversial community organizing group ACORN were secretly videotaped offering to assist two individuals posing as a pimp and a prostitute, encouraging them to lie to the Internal Revenue Service and providing guidance on how to claim underage girls from South America as dependents.http://www.foxnews.com/us/2009/09/10/acorn-officials-videotaped-telling-pimp-prostitute-lie-irs/ i. Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner expressed regret to China last week about Arizona's during a discussion on human rights in Washington, comparing the Arizona Law to China’s human rights abuses.http://michellemalkin.com/2010/05/17/who-is-michael-posner-and-why-is-he-apologizing-to-china/ j. Why did the Justice Department refuse the prosecution of Black Panthers’ voter intimidation case? Christian Adams, a former DOJ attorney who quit his job after over the Obama administration's refusal to prosecute the Panthers, claims the administration has ordered the DOJ not to pursue voting-rights cases against black people. He said the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which is investigating the dismissal, subpoenaed him and Coates, but their DOJ superiors ordered them not to testify – a violation of federal law.http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=175817 k. The new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator Dr. Berwick, appointed by President Obama, wants to use government rationing as a cost-cutting tool to achieve the billions of dollars in cuts to Medicare called for in the healthcare reform bill. Dr. Berwick has said, “any healthcare funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must — must — redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and less fortunate.”http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/medicare/107399-obama-makes-recess-appointment-at-cms 6. While the big three, ABC, CBS, and NBC have blacked out these important storied that would inform the American people what is happening to their government, they have appeared only on Fox News, or on the others only after Fox hammered away to expose them.