President-Elect Trump continues his war on the free press… clearly what he seeks is capitulation and endorsement from America’s media. No doubt, he envies Putin’s veneration from the docile Russian press.
Not only does power corrupt, it causes us to forget our most basic principles… Jefferson said to Washington in 1792:
“No government ought to be without censors, and where the press is free, no one ever will. If virtuous, it need not fear the fair operation of attack and defense. Nature has given to man no other means of sifting out the truth whether in religion, law or politics. I think it as honorable to the government neither to know nor notice its sycophants or censors, as it would be undignified and criminal to pamper the former and persecute the latter.”