Registering the Cable Channel RT as a Foreign Agent Is a Threat to Press Freedom


The Nation has the article Registering the Cable Channel RT as a Foreign Agent Is a Threat to Press Freedom.

Still worse, branding RT’s news coverage as merely “Russian disinformation” will only further crowd out dissenting views and circumscribe the robust debate we desperately need, making proponents of alternative views even more fearful and self-censoring.
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In this context, the closing lines of George F. Kennan’s famed “Long Telegram” remain perhaps more relevant than ever. At the very start of the first Cold War, Kennan urged Americans to “have [the] courage and self-confidence to cling to our own methods and conceptions of human society…. the greatest danger that can befall us in coping with this problem of Soviet communism, is that we shall allow ourselves to become like those with whom we are coping.”

It is nice to see that I am not the only one that has grave concerns about how we are treating our First Amendment rights to free speech and independence of the press.

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