Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
-John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton
It’s amazing how vehemently certain people and groups will defend a right or privilege; providing of course that it serves their purposes. Take that very same right and exercise it in a way that is detrimental to them and watch how fast these people want to put restrictions on that right. The first amendment is a prime example.
There is a reason that freedom of the press is in the first amendment. To establish any form of government, you have to control at least part of the media. Think about it. I do not like making generalizations, but a vast amount of the media acts as nothing more than the PR department of law enforcement and the government. Stories are “leaked” and are routinely planted in order to serve governmental objectives. The line between the two estates is often very thin.