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Dan Rather, that icon of journalistic integritude, offered up a vision for a free and independent press:

Appearing at the Greenwald Pavilion as part of the Aspen Institute’s McCloskey Speaker Series, Rather said “traditional journalism is under siege” and called for media reform to become an “immediate national priority.”

“A democracy and free people cannot thrive without a fiercely independent press,” he said.

Rather suggested that President Obama establish a commission on public media and independent reporting.

“I’m throwing it out there for what it’s worth,” he said. — The Aspen Times

Yes, that’s right. A fiercely independent press that requires a Presidential Commission.

Fierce independence.