Tagged: freedom of the press

Abusing “Free Speech”

Abusing “Free Speech”

  Freedom of speech is one of America’s most hallowed traditions, but it is becoming a dangerous one. Like any freedom, it must have limits. We are not free to do any number of...

Who is the Real Enemy?

Who is the Real Enemy?

    When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refuses to walk back Trump’s rant that the press is “the enemy of the people,” warning bells should be ringing across the land. Thomas Jefferson observed...

Squelching the Media

Squelching the Media

  Trump is threatening to revoke the media credentials of news organizations that run negative stories about him. But I wonder whether he can legally do that. The freedom of the press is uniquely...

Just What is “the Press” and Why is it Free in America?

Just What is “the Press” and Why is it Free in America?

Everyone complains about “the press” in America – including me. Conservatives say journalists are too liberal; liberals say they’re too conservative – and so on. Today “the press” is a vast, diverse mess on...