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It keeps the people informed. If the government said "No, you can't release that story because it would make the police in the shootout look bad" even though it's a big deal, the people involved would get upset.

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It still is.

And otherwise the government could feed yet more garbage down our throats and we wouldn't have any views to the contrary.

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