Independence of the media

Lynching supposedly happens outside of legal structures, but sometimes it also happens within legal structures improperly applied. When people lack thinking independent of the state, they may carry on as if they were the state.

Leaks also occur for reasons of the media’s lack of independence from the state. If the media were notso reliant on the government for stories, it would face less leaking for self-gain. It’s being in the position of needing government corroboration for a story that puts one in a position of receiving leaks for self-interest.

People who have witnessed my life and the media are both at a crossroads. No one wants a media outlet to miss out on being the first to report a Watergate. There is a trade-off of various factors at this point. Increasingly those trade-offs leave my hands.

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