The Corrosion Of Support For First Amendment Principles Started Before Trump

The Corrosion Of Support For First Amendment Principles Started Before Trump

The corrosion of support for First Amendment principles started before Trump. He’s supercharged it.

THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump celebrated Sunday that his campaign to delegitimize the free press is working.

The president touted a Politico-Morning Consult poll published last week that found 46 percent of registered voters believe major news organizations fabricate stories about him. Just 37 percent of Americans think the mainstream media does not invent stories, while the rest are undecided. More than 3 in 4 Republicans believe reporters make up stories about Trump.

“It is finally sinking …

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