We have to protect all journalists, and journalists have to be allowed to do their jobs.
War coverage should be more than a parade of retired generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters.
I've learned in my years as a journalist that when a politician says 'That's ridiculous' you're probably on the right track.
Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier, doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government.