Sunday, February 27, 2005

Independent media essential to democracy, says Amy Goodman

Question is: how independent a line does Democracy Now actually pursue. A follower - not a leader.

In a scathing indictment of U.S. media, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman discussed the importance of independent, corporate-free media and the role it plays in democracy before a spellbound capacity crowd last week.

“The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy,” said Goodman. “It’s not our job to cozy up to power. We’re supposed to be the check and balance on government.”


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