Bruce Schimmel is right that a clean press is as necessary to a healthy politics as clean air is to public health.
Ronald Reagan's gratuitous destruction
of Equal Time was the fatal final step towards the monetization of our
politics. Money now is the only "free" speech. Big Money has led to the
squalid Rushification of our political discourse.
I listen daily to the
World Service of the BBC and could foresee not missing American print