“It’s time the government made an effort to ensure the survival of the free press,” Dan Rather argued not long ago. “If we do nothing more than stand back and hope that innovation alone will solve this crisis, then our best trained journalists will lose their jobs.”
Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Rupert Murdoch begs to differ.
That’s very dangerous rubbish. It’s essential to democracy that we have a free press. And you won’t get that if you start having government dollars coming in.