all hail MSNBC for the cojones to have Keith Olbermann on their channel. you don’t see news delivered like this nohow or nowhere else. he’s alive, he’s passionate, if it smells he wrinkles his nose, he’s not your freeze-dried blow-dried anchorman by a long chalk. when you see a broadcast like this you know democracy ain’t dead no matter how hard the dark forces try to keep it down.
. . . A free press is . . . one of the foundations of a democratic society, and as Walter Lippmann, the 20th-century American columnist, wrote, “A free press is not a privilege, but an organic necessity in a great society.”
- from “Rights of the People: Individual Freedom and the Bill of Rights,” website of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs