Albert Camus said: “A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.”

One of the base principles upon which our country was founded was freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press. Freedom, in its most ideal form, sustains our society on multiple levels. Specifically, freedom of the press turns stone into glass, so that we can live in a more open and transparent society. The endangerment of any freedom is a step toward tyranny, but the endangerment of press freedom is the first step. And once one step is taken, the object in motion will continue to move forward.

To me, freedom of the press means that journalists should pursue the truth at any cost, regardless of their own political orientation. Political journalists should be allowed—by the government, but also by their publishers—to write pieces that peel back the layers of Washington, revealing the muscles and organs that allow our government to function. If there is a sickness inside the body of our country, it is the journalists duty to show it to the world.

Unfortunately, many mainstream media publications are religiously Leftist, only allowing pieces that line up with their agendas. If a journalists steps outside the bounds of the Liberal agenda, they are locked away. Just such a thing is happening right now.

According to Rare:

“The Chattanooga, Tenn. Times Free Press fired writer Drew Johnson for penning an op-ed entitled “Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough,” despite the fact that the editorial was widely read.”

The Times Free Press claims that Johnson was fired because he violated the Times’ headline writing policy.

I read the article, and found nothing offensive in its content. If you’d like to read it for yourself, here it is.

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