Celebrating Free Press: Happy 4th of July

Local Newsreader wishes you a safe and happy Independence Day!

HAWTHORN WOODS, Ill. – On the anniversary of the birth of our country, it’s important to remember that freedom is a privilege. At Local Newsreader, we celebrate those freedoms daily. We honor those who have fought for them. In particular, we celebrate freedom of the press.

The Broadway musical Hamilton claims (in the song “Story of Tonight”) that freedom is “something they can never take away.” How wrong that is. Freedom can so easily be taken away. We must be vigilant always to honor and protect the freedoms that many have defended for hundreds of years.

About Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the press means that thoughts may be expressed freely by publishers and news media and not controlled or restricted by government censorship in political or ideological matters.

Though our cable news networks (Fox, CNN, MSNBC and OANN) are arguably not censored by our government, they are very obviously influenced by political ideologies. They do not even pretend to be unbiased. This is wrong.

Cable News networks have become outrageously tainted in what they report, and they are sadly not trustworthy to tell both sides of any story. If you watch only one cable news network, you are viewing only one side of a story.

Watch them all. Decide for yourself.

We recommend local network and print news, which is less influenced by its own viewpoints. Of course, we also recommend Local Newsreader for what’s happening locally in Hawthorn Woods and Lake Zurich.

We will always do our best to report news responsibly, ethically and objectively. This is an obligation and a responsibility, and we take it seriously.

Please have a very safe and happy July 4th!

By Margo Pelak

Margo Pelak is founder of the Local Newsreader. She resides in Hawthorn Woods with her husband Dennis and their two wild beasts.

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