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Q: Why is freedom of the press so important?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Freelance Hack, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    A: Because we can sell ads!


    Caught the ad on a newspaper's Web site.

    I realize the importance of advertising, but isn't this taking the message a bit too far?
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Yikes. Clever? Yes. Going too far? Abso-freakin-lutely. Nothing like getting pithy with one of the founding principles of not only your country, but your entire industry, the one that establishes journalism, essentially, as part of the system of checks and balances of our government.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I debated whether I should put this on the journalism only side, but thought it merited cross-over status.
  4. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    pretty much sums up the attitude of most sales reps I know.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Death to the ad department!
  6. Cameron Frye

    Cameron Frye Member

    I saw a print version of this ad in my paper recently. I gotta say, I was genuinely offended that they would insult what we do like that.

    As sad as it is, I realize that most of the general public doesn't understand the true importance of "freedom of the press". But is it too much to ask that the people in our own building "get it"?
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