My illustrious colleagues graciously pointed out that my other thread was lacking in clarity. Their kindness was magnanimous. - - - In that the 'Fourth Estate' is often considered the 'other', or fourth, branch of government. And that the other branches check and balance each other. - - - Should the 'Fourth Estate' be subject to the same kinds of checks and balances that the other three are? Or, should Americans be able to live without a fear of the press lying to them in order to inflame Americans to act in a manner that we (on average) would not act in if not inflamed by falsehood? Could truth in the press, instead of lies, calm down the political rhetoric in this country?