‘A government without newspapers’: why everyone should care about the cuts at Fairfax

The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.

This is an oft-used quote by one of the Founding Fathers and the third US president, Thomas Jefferson.

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