[ExI] POL: Re: ​Freedom of the press

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Wed May 3 17:45:32 UTC 2017

On May 3, 2017, at 10:20 AM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> On February ​27 ​2016​ ​Trump said​ ​"We're going to open up the libel laws so when they write falsely we can sue the media and we can get these stories corrected and get damages."
> ​On ​March 30, 2017 Trump​ ​tweeted​ ​ "The failing @nytimes has disgraced the media world. Gotten me wrong for two solid years. Change libel laws?"
> On May 1 2017 Trump invited Philippine dictator Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, ​ ​Duterte​ ​has said "Just because you're a journalist you are not exempted from assassination if you're a son of a bitch​". ​
> On May 2 2017 Trump's​ ​Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said that a ​Constitutional ​Amendment to change the ​guarantee of ​freedom of the press so ​that ​the President can sue ​anyone​ who says​anything about him​ he doesn't like ​"is being looked at"​.​
> Oh well, at least we won't have to face the horrors of Hillary's Email server.

Consider this piece from a year ago:


It's interesting to see that you believe people only feared her for her email server issues. You actually don't see that she had other problems? In fact, of the folks I personally know who voted against her, I don't know a single one who went on and on about the email server. Their main concern seemed to be with her overall record long before her email server problems became news.


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