There is also an element of social inequality in getting information. Just as the poor suffer bad nutrition because they eat cheap food, they could also suffer from a diet of misinformation if they cannot afford to pay for quality news.
SOME years ago, when I was in Washington DC, I visited the Newseum, an institution celebrating journalism and the American First Amendment which protects, among other things, freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
I saw the visit as a pilgrimage of sorts. I grew up respecting the...