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Levin: Purpose of Free Press Is to Strengthen Principles of Constitutional Republic – Not What Press Does Today

Brady Kenyon
By Brady Kenyon | July 30, 2018 | 11:36 AM EDT

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin (Screenshot)

On his nationally syndicated radio show, host Mark Levin said that the purpose of a free press in America is to strengthen the principles of a constitutional republic, but that’s not what the press does today.

Discussing freedom of the press in America on his show Friday, Levin stated, “[T]he purpose of a free press in America, of course, is to report the news, but the purpose of reporting the news and having a free press is to strengthen the principles of a constitutional republic.” Levin added, “But that’s not what the press does today. That’s not what the press does today. And why? Because statist, progressives reject the enlightenment.”

Below is a transcript of Mark Levin’s remarks on his show Friday:

“You know what the purpose of a free press is? The purpose of a free press in America, of course, is to report the news. But the purpose of reporting the news and having a free press is to strengthen the principles of a constitutional republic – the freest, most humane system on the face of the earth.

“During the revolutionary period, the press, as we call it, a relative handful of newspapers and pamphleteers, they had as their purpose to promote the American revolution and the principles that were provided in the Declaration of Independence. That is to strengthen these principles, to advance these principles, and of course, to report information.

“But that’s not what the press does today. That’s not what the press does today. And why? Because statist, progressives reject the enlightenment. There, I said it. They promote the unenlightenment. They promote the ideas of a handful of individuals. That’s what they do, and then they pat themselves on the back or beat their chests about freedom of the press.

“They use the press, they use the First Amendment to advance their ideology; to call it news; to attack people they disagree with, who dare to question the statist, progressive ideology; and then they claim to defend the freedom of the press. They’re not defending freedom of the press. They’re defending themselves. They’re defending their own media operations.”

Brady Kenyon
Brady Kenyon
Brady Kenyon

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