We believe we have a free press. But what good is nominal freedom if the writers are liars, or are ill-educated, or feed the populace a lot of claptrap, or ignore important events because they don't like the people involved or the cause?
Many who doubt the plausibility of the Scriptures are gullible about hoaxes.
Ever since Nicholas Carr wrote the celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story called "Is Google Making us Stupid?" and turned it into his 2011 Pulitzer-finalist book, vigorous debate has not ceased on whether our immersion in the digital world of the Internet and i-gadgetry is having a negative effect on our minds.