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Laurie Garrett @Laurie_Garrett
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>350 papers today have editorials like this:
“We’ve been complacent. We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is." MORE…
& this:
#Trump’s declarations undermine not just journalists & news orgs but the communities & democracy we endeavor to serve. It is an attempt to blur the difference betwn fact-based news gathering & the lies & propaganda that spread like wildfire." MORE…
& this:
“For more thn 2 centuries the press has served as a check on power informing the American ppl abt corruption & greed, triumphs & tragedies, grave mistakes & misdeeds & even ineptitude & dysfunction inside the halls of govt, insts & businesses” MORE…
& this:
Op-ed "runs the risk of being seen as mass collusion on the pt of the media against the president. But this is a fight he chose & it is essential that the press stand up 4 its right—its duty—2 tell what may be unpleasant or unpopular truths." MORE…
& this:
"This is 1 of the many lies that have been thrown out by this president much like an old-time charlatan threw out 'magic' dust or water on a hopeful crowd. 'The liberty of the press is essential to the security of freedom,' wrote John Adams." MORE…
& this:
"insisting that truths you don’t like are 'fake news' is dangerous to the lifeblood of democracy. And calling journalists the 'enemy of the people' is dangerous, period." MORE…
& this:
"As the only private-sector business explicitly protected by the Constitution, we feel both humbled & empowered by this responsibility to our nation & our community. That’s what drives us each day to do the often-tough work of fact-gathering..."…
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