The press needs freedom

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"In a 1999 survey sponsored by the First Amendment Center, 53% of Americans said they believed the press has too much freedom" (Haiman, Best Practices for Newspaper Journalists).

How can the press have 'too much freedom'?  I think the press should always have freedom and it is difficult to say that it has too much.  The good thing about journalism is that it spreads awareness and limiting that would be ridiculous.  I heard one time that countries with a free press generally have less starvation (correct me if I'm wrong).  If this is so, the freedom given to the press can help others and why would anyone want to limit that freedom?  As Haiman states, "Doesn't the press have a duty to live up to its special role in our democracy?"


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