When things get really bad, just raise your glass and stamp your feet and do a little jig. That’s about all you can do.
It’s possible for me to make a bad movie out of a good script, but I can’t make a good movie from a bad script.
I can’t think of any one film that improved on a good novel, but I can think of many good films that came from very bad novels.
A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad.