The importance of free press
The truth is dependent on rational persons.
Rational persons gain information from myriad media.
Therefore, the truth is dependent on multiple media.
The above syllogism is a testament to how despite — or perhaps because of — the sundry quality of the media, it is now the sole messenger of reality in the 21st century. To delve into and sift facts out of the daily onslaught of news on the internet, television and smartphones is no longer a choice, but a necessity, a civic duty of an informed and educated American.