July 10, 2006

Quote of the Day

The meaning is clear: Journalists - who thrive and matter in free societies, but are prosecuted and vanish in authoritarian ones - do not want Islamofascism to triumph.

The controversy is not really about that, but this: how best to ensure that America endures as a nation upholding liberty and free speech.

Should we have a government of secrets, surveillance and fear-mongering, one that Vladimir Putin could love? Or a government that tells its citizens most of what it is up to and stands ready to be held accountable for its deeds, one James Madison would applaud?...

Can't just blame "liberal media" bias, not when Fox News is No. 1 and Ann Coulter tops best-seller lists. So, up the ante: "Bill Keller is a traitor."

This is false. This is mean. This is reckless and over the line.

It should be denounced by any American who prizes the First Amendment and the ideals of civil, democratic discourse.

-The Editorial page of my corporate overlords over at the Philadelphia Inquirer, yesterday.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 10, 2006 10:56 AM
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