A Bad Day For A Free Press

While today was a good day for civil liberties, yesterday was a bad day for a free press as it was attacked on multiple fronts. The attacks on press freedom came from three directions, the courts, overseas, and from within the press itself.

During the presidential campaign in 2016, Donald Trump promised to “open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money”. Justice Clarence Thomas wants to help Trump do that.