With the birth of our nation just days away, I wanted to write about something I believe is absolutely sacred to the soul of this country, the fourth estate. In the last several months, this estate has come under heavy, almost constant fire from not just government officials, namely the President, but from some very powerful people who hold the reins behind those who govern us.
Fake news has become a regularly stated word and if you Google it, you get over 167 million results. Granted, there are some outlets out there that are not reliable and it isn’t just the Enquirer that should come to mind. That being said, just because someone doesn’t necessarily like the coverage or the stories that are being reported, this doesn’t mean there is not truth there.
Over the course of the last several years, more and more media organizations have being consolidated or bought by the powerful elite and this is a dangerous trend, my friends.
Freedom and the fourth estate go hand in hand. This is the last check in our set of checks and balances birthed by the minds and blood of our founding fathers over two hundred and forty years ago. It was the press that played a very critical role in the founding of this nation.