So far in 2018, 56 journalists and media staff have died in service to their country in order to report the news and inform the public. Seven of those 56 have been American journalists. Instead of honoring the great sacrifices and dedication of these brave people, Trump continues to stir a war against the press because he doesn’t like what they report about his administration.
While the GOP spent eight years proclaiming themselves the great defenders of the U.S. Constitution, they have remained largely silent while their president has ignored the First Amendment rights of the American people to a free press.
‘No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth.The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions.’ –Thomas Jefferson
Unless the American people are willing to believe, and the press is willing to report, ridiculous lies spouted by the president (he has better poll numbers than Abraham Lincoln, his inauguration crowd was the largest ever period, everything negative is a deep state conspiracy against him, President Obama had Trump’s “wires tapped”), Trump will continue to rant and rail and complain that “fake news” is being disseminated against him.
Twitter was also not pleased with Trump’s newest attacks on the press. See some of their comments below:
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