Drudge changed the way news breaks, but he made a statement recently at the National Press Club that dealt with the political issues of Free Press.
The First Lady of the United States recently addressed concerns about Internet during a Cyberspatial Millennium Project press conference just weeks after Lewinsky broke. She said,
“We’re all going to have to rethink how we deal with the Internet. As exciting as these new developments are, there are a number of serious issues without any kind of editing function or gatekeeping function.”
I wonder who she was referring to.
Mrs. Clinton continued,
“Any time an individual leaps so far ahead of that balance and throws a system, whatever it might be — political, economic, technological — out of balance, you’ve got a problem. It can lead to all kinds of bad outcomes which we have seen historically.”
Would she have said the same thing about Ben Franklin or Thomas Edison or Henry Ford or Einstein? They all leapt so far ahead out that they shook the balance. No, I say to these people, faster, not slower. Create. Let your mind flow. Let the imagination take over. And if technology has finally caught up with individual liberty, why would anyone who loves freedom want to rethink that?
The whole speech can be found here: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mattdrugdenationalpressclub.htm