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Protecting free press

I write to commend the Spokesman-Review for taking part in the Boston Globe’s call for newspapers to take a stand against the portrayal, by Donald Trump and others, of the media as the “enemy of the people.”

These attacks are far more dangerous than the usual kind of threatening rhetoric that this president is accustomed to producing in his numerous tweets.

The fact that a significant portion of U.S. citizens now believe the media in general is not to be trusted and that any report critical of the current administration is “fake news” is a serious threat to the constitutional foundations of our democracy. This sort of demagoguery must be called out and named for what it is whenever and wherever it occurs. I support the Spokesman-Review in its efforts to oppose these attacks against our free press.

Jessie Norris

Spokane


 

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