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Press Freedom and the General Welfare
Doris A. Graber reviews the unparalleled freedom from government regulation the Constitution granted to the press.  Given this privileged position of the press, she believes it has fallen far short of being a free marketplace of ideas and information, the people's watchdog over government, or the guardian of minority rights.

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