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Why We Exist – Free Press Foundation

Why We Exist

The Free Press was cherished by America’s Founding Fathers and serves the public good in the marketplace of information and ideas by holding the powerful accountable to individual citizens who were “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.”

But Competition Is Fundamental . . .

For example, after Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980, the Washington Star died leaving the Washington Post the unchallenged agenda-setter for the national and international press corps in Washington, D.C.

The birth of The Washington Times in 1982 instantly revived competition in this critical arena in the years before cable news and the Internet.

That was then, and this is now.

The proliferation of cable news outlets and Internet platforms has created information overload. Massive “Big Tech” monopolies use their algorithms to condition and think for us. Mind control.

To A Vibrant Free Press

“Groupthink” among “mainstream media” journalists have stifled news from other legitimate sources. The free press can only thrive when competition in the marketplace of ideas is encouraged rather than limited.

What The Founders Bequeathed All Americans:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press . . . — First Amendment