JFK speaks about the role of the press in a free society-


Manipulating the press-

Border Patrol opens new $11.9 million, 50 agent facility at Port Angeles-

“Jones asked a Peninsula Daily News reporter to interview only Border Patrol personnel selected by the agency and to confine interviews of selected personnel to topics concerning the station’s opening.”

“The Border Patrol has refused repeated requests by the Peninsula Daily News — including those made under the Freedom of Information Act — for arrest totals for the Port Angeles station, which covers a territory that includes Clallam and Jefferson counties.”

The formal, opening ceremony may not have been the best time to address the media Re: local, US Border Patrol history. The Border Patrol is free to use their web site or hold a press conference to keep the public informed- at any time.

Local law enforcement agencies set the example in sharing public information with the public.

Compare the Port Angeles Police Dept. to the US Border Patrol.



Video- Reporters Doing Promotional & Public Relations Work-



Photo- Oak Bay Starfish