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Alton Evening Telegraph Newspaper Archives Oct 10 1970, Page 5

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Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 10, 1970, Alton, Illinois Insight threat to free press grows in . Seattle Wash. New Why would americans press free of government controls throughout the nations nearly 200 years now fear sub Stantial loss of that Freedom journalists consider . Newspapers magazines and broadcasters to be More responsible than Ever before and for the most part eminent y sound financially. Yet publishers editors broadcast news personalities and journalism educators generally agree the threat of press suppression is real and probably greater than at any time since the first amendment was added to the Constitution. The press reacted instantly and Many Felt i moderately to criticism from vice president Spiro t. Agnew in three widely publicized speeches decrying news management and Bias. Despite the vice presidents protestations that he was not advocating censorship newsmen accused the Nixon administration of trying to intimidate the press. 3 it Many journalists now admit it Wasny to so much what the vice president said As the number of american citizens who seemed to agree with him. At a time when the . Supreme court has in decisive opinions extended the 2 reach of constitutional press Freedom to insure a uninhibited robust and wide open debate on Public issues great segments of the Public and some of their elected and appointed representatives seem Bent on stifling that kind of news coverage. For example the american bar association in 1968 launched a nationwide Effort to Cut off press Access to information about criminal prosecution and even some court proceedings in the name of avoiding press reports which might prejudice jurors. At All Levels of government but particularly at the Federal level newsmen and press photographers have been subpoenaed before grand juries and into courts to testify As to confidential information they have obtained from news sources or to Supply photographs and television films for use in prosecutions. There is growing clamor among liberals for a government ally enforced a right of Access to the press guaranteeing any individual or Grout space in the nations newspapers to express their particular views there has even been a proposal by or. Walter Menninger of the presidents commission on the causes and prevention of violence that newsmen be licensed in the same Way As Are doctors and lawyers. Of a More general concern Are polls which show a Public distrust of the news Media a Survey of several Hundred High school students in Colorado has been wide p u b i i r i be d in journalistic circles As representative of the attitudes of Young people. Asked whether the press should be controlled by government to prevent unfair attacks on individuals a substantial majority favored outright control while the next largest group voted for some controls. A Small minority voted against any form of censorship. Journalists fear that this Basic Lack of commitment to a free press coupled with general Dingru Nelement with sunday october Lith Iao . To 5 00 . Mum my san the directors officers and employees of the Illinois state Bank of East Alton cordially invite the Public to attend the formal opening of their new banking facility on saturday october la 1970, from i . To 5 . Illinois state Bank of East Alton Register without obligation for cd motor television. 1st prize $300 savings Bond. 2nd prize $100 savings Bond. 3rd prize $50 savings Bond 4th prize drawing october la 1970, at 5 . St the news May bring even More strident Calls for contrite. There is Little doubt that the far right counts the press As an enemy. But the far left is almost equally at Odds with the news Media considering them captives of apologists for the a a establishment. Even the a silent majority is suspected of blaming the press for stimulating extremist activity by giving it publicity while newsmen sympathize with this View they insist a news blackout is no answer to protests and demons t r a to n s. Says Wes Gallagher general manager of the associated press a the task of the journalist in every medium is to hold a magnifying Mirror before our society to show warts and All. The Man who lets us see All our faults is Seldom front runner in a popularity Alton evening Telegraph saturday oct. To 1970 a-5 at comb ugh Waal Isaae Quot stainless steel garbage Mph sol install it yourself or we can do it for you regularly $48.95 so sanitary so efficient. Solves garbage disposal problems once and for All. Virtually All Metal parts exposed to water Are stainless steel. Rubber cushioned to reduce noise. 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