Posted by R. Berg on June 01, 2003
In Reply to: Closely associated with posted by Mei on June 01, 2003
: Could anyone help me with the bracketed pharse?
: It would be only in the course of the next dacade that television reporters would truely begin the long process toward realizing the ideal of 'free speech' (more closely associated with their rivals in teh newspaper press.)
: Thanks a lot
The background information that should help in understanding this part of the sentence is that newspaper reporters had insisted on the importance of freedom of speech in greater numbers or more vigorously than television reporters had. In that sense, the ideal of free speech was more closely associated with newspapers than with television.