Protect the Functioning of a Free Press
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The idea that President Trump & staff would selectively restrict news organizations from attending a WH press conference today (NY Times, CNN, Politico) is anathema to the founding principles of our democracy...and the fundamental rights of a free press. Trump has now crossed a line that even Richard Nixon did not cross, when he received unfavorable news stories. All news organizations should be pulling together and condemning the WH behavior today. When some in the media are threatened in this manner, the rights set forth by our founding fathers (a free press) are threatened. And every member of Congress, regardless of party affiliation, should be outraged today. The actions taken today are exactly like those during the rise of Nazism...i.e., Silence the reporting of information that doesn't agree with or support the authoritarian leader in power. The wholesale assault on the media by Trump is an assault on our democratic form of government. Please share this note with friends....and ask them to speak out....write Letter to the Editor, write your Congressman/woman, tweet & speak up for the enduring values my family (& yours) fought for in WWII. Make no mistake, these values are under attack.
Vote in support of this petition...asking all Democratic institutions to speak out against this attempt to intimidate & silence a free press. Affirm one of the most fundamental values that distinguish & differentiate the USA from any in the world. Contribute money to support elected candidates who speak out.
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