The Fourth Estate doing what it’s meant to do

A few minutes away from death

A few minutes away from death

Newspapers, in their print form, are on a death watch. However we need the ‘fourth estate’ to counteract governmental attempts to control the people. Edmund Burke is reported to have stated, during the 18th century in Parliament, that the Fourth Estate, the press, was the most important Estate of all. The other three are the Courts, Religion and Parliament. The Fourth Estate, Burke argued, acted as a check on abuses of power by the other three Estates, by holding them accountable to the electorate and providing information to ensure democracy can operate efficiently. The police state-like tactics used by the Metropolitan force recently has emphasised this and all praise to The Guardian for its role in revealing the abuses. Check out the videos they’ve received.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: