Freedom of press is a very difficult issue and often we can find certain articles to be re-edited or adjusted, not to say censored, for the safety of an ongoing action. In lot of newspapers and on television-stations we often can see the propaganda material bulking over the edges of the beaker.
Media is not totally free, but should have most of the time have enough liberty to criticise what it sees happening in the world.
The US one of the most liberal democracies has substantial censorship on what is published and with many newspapers, magazines and television stations we can see too much the connection with one or the other political party or certain lobby (like the weapon lobby)
Every editor and management has to make choices which line to draw and which direction to go. That even New York Times did not go on to publish the image in the Charlie Hebdo magazine that incited the terrorists, so it doesn’t enrage its Muslim public audience, does not mean that it was not free to publish whatever it wanted. Each organisation should also have the liberty to chose the ethics to which it wants to adhere, and by doing that sometimes having to censor certain items or pictures.
- people who are feared should get their senses together and try to understand the satire and the news, and not overreact.
- We will all be hypocrites if we morn on the instance and we do not defend the freedom of press, and if we defend freedom of press, but do not defend the freedom of people who do not align on our religious belief.
- People need to learn to adapt.
- their will always be people who would not align with their beliefs and probably end up making fun of them