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"[Antonin] Scalia startled liberal newsmen and professors by pointing out that the fairness/free press controversy arises out of the wording of the Federal Communications Act itself. The Act contains the inherently contradictory provisions that the FCC must not engage in censorship but must regulate (including the selection of license applicants) on the basis of service to the 'public interest.'"

-Trends, "Freedom in the Air?"

"The lying that each of our administrations has done for the last twenty-five years is a tribute to their own belief that the people would not support [the Vietnam War] if they understood truly what was being done."

--Daniel Ellsberg, "Why I Did It!"

"A republican, democratic form of government cannot survive with the practice of Executive secrecy that we have experienced in the last quarter of a century."

--Daniel Ellsberg, "Why I Did It!"
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