A free press must be accountable, trustworthy and agenda-free

A free press must be accountable, trustworthy and agenda-free

Andrew Harnik, The Related PressMembers of the press elevate their fingers to ask questions of White Home press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Jan. 29 on the White Home.Re: “The deleterious results of untruths on the press and the courts,” Jan. 26 Mario Nicolais column.

Many people who, in Mario Nicolais phrases, “denigrate” the media, notably print and tv, additionally consider in a free press. However the free press that we defend is accountable, reliable and agenda-free. Are you able to identify a mainstream media outlet, together with cable information, that matches the invoice?  Me both. Tales that depend on unnamed sources, hypothesis masquerading as journalism, and a pre-determined narrative that leaks opinion and bias onto the entrance web page are among the many issues which have spurred our mistrust.

As George F. Will identified in one other column, “We must always remorse solely unjust mistrust.” Our lack of belief didn’t happen in a vacuum. It occurred over time, with deliberation, and is justly deserved. Sure, Mr. Nicolais, untruths do erode the establishment of the press, particularly once they originate in that very same press.