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Unfreedom of the press

A different approach to looking at the press

Not all press is the same, news articles are not always impartial or ethical, and journalism itself – increasingly one-sided, unfair, and bringer of fake and inaccurate news – could be putting the freedom of the press in the United States at risk. This is the concept presented by Mark R. Levin in his new bestseller Unfreedom of the Press, in which he lists the injustices committed by the democratic press against the Republican candidates – including Donald J. Trump – by taking us on a trip through history, starting from the first printing press to modern day times.

Unfreedom of the press
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Many useful tips to:

  • See the news and journalism in a new light.
  • Explore the concept of fake news.
  • Understand the history behind the present-day dynamics of the American press.

The author of the book:

Mark Reed Levin is a lawyer, writer, and American radio presenter, whose professional history includes working with the Administration of conservative President Ronald Reagan. He is known for his decisive and provocatory criticisms of the Democratic Party, and famous for hosting the conservative radio programme The Mark Levin Show and his Fox News talk show Life, Liberty, and Levin. Despite his initial aversion to Donald Trump, Mark Levin changed his mind following Trump’s election as President, and went on to become one of the most vocal pro-Trump supporters in the American press. He has written various bestsellers, including Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, and Unfreedom of the Press.

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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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Today’s press is increasingly dishonest and biased
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Increasing numbers of journalists are choosing ideological and political activism over providing information
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Individual liberty is rooted in American history
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Today, the party-press hides behind lies and fake impartiality
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The threat to the freedom of the press is coming from the Democrats, not the Republicans
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The American press is increasingly drawn to propaganda and fake news
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You need to be aware of the bias in American journalism to form your own opinion
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