Filed under: Bureaucracy, Domestic Policy, Freedom, History, Law, Media Bias, Politics, The Constitution, The United States | Tags: The First Amendment, The New York Times, The Perogatives of the Press
It wasn’t a big deal until it was the New York Times who was not included. A little confusion about the First Amendment. It isn’t just Freedom of the Press. The reason that it is called Freedom of the Press is because in the days when the Constitution was written, it was printers who disseminated the news on papers they printed. There was no idea of the modern newspaper or networks.But there were Town Criers.
The Amendment also includes some mention of Freedom of Religion and its free exercise, the right to peaceably assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. It’s not all about the press.
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