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  Opinion and journalism. These two words are generally frowned upon when both are involved in the same piece.¬† That is why an entire separate section was created in newspapers just for opinions. However, there was not always an opinion section for journalists and other professionals to get their points across.¬† Some of the earliest […]

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Attack ads, circa 1800

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Saving the freedom of speech

Posted by: | November 18, 2009 | No Comment |

In 1798, the Alien and Sedition Acts were signed by John Adams. The latter of the two was written to prevent papers being published that were “false, scandalous and malicious writing … against the Government of the United States” and threatened¬† punishment “by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollar, and by imprisonment not exceeding […]

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