Should our democracy permit monopolies of broadcast news media in local communities?
A free press meets many needs in a democracy. It exposes government mistakes and corruption that officials may want to keep quiet. It allows ideas to be publicly heard, examined, and questioned. This free flow of ideas and information enables people to make informed decisions about public issues—an essential activity of self-government.
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