"Protecting the Press from Privacy" - John H. Fuson - University of Pennsylvania Law Review

"Protecting the Press from Privacy" - John H. Fuson - University of Pennsylvania Law Review

by: John H. Fuson | publication date: December 1, 1999 | Publication: University of Pennyslvania Law Review | volume: 148 | journal issue: 2 | pages: pp. 628-671

"Walter Cronkite's direct yet comforting closing to the evening new evoked the idyllic American image of journalism: the facts, plain and simple, honestly presented, without spin or dirt. The romanticized promise of First Amendment protections for a free press—that dutiful reporters would keep citizens informed about important public matters so that they might exercise a sound and reasonable check on the powers of government at the ballot box—was captured in that simple phrase. . ."

John H. Fuson explains the public's perception on "journalism."

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