Today’s press is increasingly dishonest and biased
The main purpose of the press is to inform citizens in an honest and truthful way, providing them with ideas, facts, and information, as well as nurturing their intellect and creativity. It should also contribute to society, helping it to develop in a healthy and productive way, as well as denouncing anyone threatening freedom of speech, including governments.
Even though these should be its guiding principles, today the press is heading in an entirely different direction: this can be seen on the front pages of the news dedicated to Trump’s presidency in America, which, according to Levin, show how increasing numbers of newspapers and journalists are siding with the Democrats and opposing the Republicans. As a consequence, mass media is assuming a political bias, which is disastrous for both the readers and the press’ overall reputation.
The key ideas of "Unfreedom of the press"
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