It is the job of journalists to decide what is news. It’s not the job of anyone else. Editors cannot let those who would denigrate the fundamental role of a free press in a democracy get away with such demagoguery…

…We in the press know best how to inform the electorate and how to keep watch over those who govern. Reporters have been doing it since the beginning.

And that, my friends, is the sound of someone who refuses to be dragged — kicking, screaming or otherwise — into the 21st century.

James H. Smith, President of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information. The Day, In an era of bloviating bloggers, professional journalism remains vital.

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