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pro.pa.gan.da (noun): The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause.
free.speech (noun): The right to express any opinion in public without censorship or restraint.
Source: American Heritage Dictonary
- Memo from CNN chief Walter Isaacson to CNN and Headline News reporters regarding the coverage of civilian casualties
"I want to make sure we're not used as a propaganda platform."
- CNN chief Walter Isaacson, interview, 10/31/01
|Wonder why this news empire doesn't trust you to come to your own conclusions? Ask CNN!|
-ABC News President David Westin, in colloquium at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
"I was wrong.... I apologize for any harm that my misstatement may have caused."
-ABC News President David Westin, 10/31/01
10/23/01: ABC announces it will air prime-time special, "Young America Celebrates West Point." In conjunction with this event, ABC News programs Nightline and Good Morning America will air a series of spots entitled "West Point Minute." The goal of the program: to increase military recruitment.
In return for all these favors, ABC News and its broadcast affiliates receive $25 million.
|To thank ABC News for its clear commitment to professionalism and journalistic integrity, click here, but be ready for a pop-up advertisement selling flags that shouts "These colors don't run!"|
- Tim Russert, host, NBC's Meet the Press, 10/26/01
|To help Mr. Russert recapture the meaning of "objectivity," visit nbc news' discussion boards and give him an earful while your free speech lasts.|
|"I'm taking this site down for the time being because of events..."
- Citizentwain, operator of toostupidtobepresident.com, upon concluding that:
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