The media is a voice of the people by the people and for the people.
Therefore impedimg its actions limits the government’s access to the sincere needs of the people. Consequently, the people also have a barrier in accessing truth from the government. The superior individual thus has to force false self manipulated information to circulate in the public domain at the expense of credibility and trust from the people.
Can such an entity progress? Tell me those lying in governance. Are you serious that you want to lead us this in this manner?
I think you have missed the point by understimating our intelligence all this while.