Sad news of the death of NPR's Daniel Schorr but there is an interesting note in the obit on conservative paranoia over the role of the news media:
For all the history that he reported, Dan Schorr will always be remembered for the moment he stood before live television cameras in 1974 with a breaking bulletin about a list of enemies compiled by the White House. Schorr began to read the names. One of them was his own. "The note here is, 'A real media enemy,'" he read, before continuing through the list. "What went through my mind was, 'Don't lose your cool. Be professional,'" he said years later.
Lest we fall into the current trap that "free media" equals biased liberal media, the same man was the one who asked Khrushchev "how long do you think the Kadar regime would last without Soviet troops and tanks in Hungary?" A great loss.