Defend our right to a free press from Donald Trump and other threats

Sign the petition by Daily Kos & a coalition of allies: Defend our right to a free press from Donald Trump and other threats.

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President Trump’s disdain for the media and its information could shape attitudes across the country—how electorates evaluate claims during campaign cycles, how students are taught in school to ferret out facts, and how political and corporate officials deal with the media and the public.

Just this past month, we’ve seen an alarming number of attacks on journalists—from a Republican candidate for Congress physically assaulting a reporter, to a State Department official threatening a CNN reporter about who her sources were.

The watchdog role of the media, an informed citizenry, and the vigilance of public discourse in exposing lies and wrongdoing have separated the United States from kleptocracies, oligarchies, and cronyist regimes all over the world. Those precepts may now be in jeopardy.

Sign the petition to elected officials in Washington and across the country to uphold and defend our constitutional right to a free press.

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Paul Hogarth, Daily Kos

 

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