Freedom of the Press Really Means Nothing, It Is All About Money

Thank-you for your very excellent news coverage of the world. This is a refreshing view-point away from the mono-polar views of U.S. news services.

The ill-informed public is too often mislead by the pre-digested partisan views of American news, but this is to be expected. I realised a long time since that the dogmatic American standpoint of "the United States is great, everyone else isn't," could not be correct. From there it was a small step of the mind to conclude that freedom of the press really meant nothing, it is all about money. I know Pravda has struggled to maintain its financial solvency, and that wages are smaller in the Russian Federation. So it may be naive, but it means in my mind that your reporters are more earnest, more sincere, and more truthful.

I believe that this was true even in the days of the U.S.S.R. Though the U.S.A. and Russia have been divided by ideology and culture, the Russians now have the forefront in the values that are taught to American children as Liberty and Justice. One supposes the pendulum must swing.

With utmost respect,

James Isaacs USA