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A free press and the fight against bribery and corruption

Tom Fox | August 16, 2018

Today, newspapers across the country struck back at the claim by President Trump that they are an “enemy of the American people.” In an effort led by the Boston Globe, more than 300 U.S. newspapers are running editorials that promote press freedom to counter Donald Trump's attacks on the media. One thing that’s clear is that a free press is the enemy of bribery and corruption. 

Lisa Falkenburg, the Pulitzer Prize winning editor of the Houston Chronicle, wrote, “[Trump] is only right if your friend is unchecked government power. If your allies are corruption and misuse of taxpayer dollars. Biased grand juries and wrongful convictions.” She is correct that a free press is critical to a democratic society and this was not only recognized by our founding fathers...

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