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The Fourth Estate

In the "democratic age" news and information have been transformed. The way politics is covered has changed radically. Papers don't "report" news, they quite often present it according to their preferences and prejudices, reports the guardian. The role of the 'fourth estate' is in jeopardy...

Outside of the three branches of government, The Fourth Estate, the news media, through fair and impartial investigative journalism, has always been a regulating mechanism for the federal government. Until now that is! Now the news is controlled by the wealthy Progressive Elite who shape the news American voters receive and shape it with their Progressive agenda.

In 1841, Thomas Carlyle wrote, “Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all” (On Heroes and Hero Worship). Four years earlier, Carlyle had used the phrase in his French Revolution: “A Fourth Estate, of Able Editors, springs up, increases and multiplies; irrepressible, incalculable.” Carlyle saw the press as instrumental to the birth and growth of democracy, spreading facts and opinions and sparking revolution against tyranny – journalism in the digital age.

OPSEC Radio host Jamie Williamson, a retired Special Forces Colonel, and cohost DW Wilber, a former CIA intelligence officer and contributing writer for Town Hall, have an in-depth discussion of the impact of the Fourth Estate and how Mainstream Media is shaping American politics.

Jamie Williamson, OPSEC Cofounder & President: Jamie is a retired Army Special Forces colonel with over 33 years of service. He is a combat veteran and has served in Iraq, the Balkans, and Afghanistan with various command and staff assignments in the infantry and in Special Operations. He is currently a small business owner.

DW, Former CIA Case Officer: DW was an Intelligence and Counterterrorism Officer with the CIA and the Department of Defense – with a focus on technical and human intelligence collection activities, as well as counterterrorism operations in Eastern and Western Europe, and the Middle East.

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