GRE Reading Comprehension: OG/PP2-GRE阅读OG/PP2 - TQMQ147X267QC7PYL

Scholarship on political newspapers and their editors is dominated by the view that as the United States grew, the increasing influence of the press led, ultimately, to the neutral reporting from which we benefit today. Pasley considers this view oversimplified, because neutrality was not a goal of early national newspaper editing, even when editors disingenuously stated that they aimed to tell all sides of a story. Rather, the intensely partisan ideologies represented in newspapers of the early republic led to a clear demarcation between traditional and republican values. The editors responsible for the papers' content-especially those with republican agendas-began to see themselves as central figures in the development of political consciousness in the United States.