Time Essay: DOWN WITH MEDIA!

THE professor meant well. Morris Forkosch of the Brooklyn Law School was defending the press against attacks from Spiro Agnew, among others, and urging journalists not to take these assaults lying down. The issue, said Forkosch, would be decided by "the information media, by how it fights back."

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On all sides, ostensibly well-educated people in full command of the English language talk about the media in this singular fashion. "The media is to blame for all the trouble," "The media carries only bad news," or (on rare occasions) "The media is the first...

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