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Several exterior windows were shot out at the offices of the Lexington Herald-Leader, the second largest newspaper in Kentucky. Police suspect a small-caliber gun was used to carry out the attack. This is the third threat to the free press in less than a week. Last week, a reporter for The Guardian was body slammed by Greg […]

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Earlier this week, a political candidate named Greg Gianforte “body slammed” a Guardian reporter by the name of Ben Jacobs. Yesterday, Montana voters sent Gianforte to the U.S. House of Representatives. Since there are many people in Montana and around the country that applaud and indeed voted for this behavior, I’d like to address the […]

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Lost in the shuffle of headlines about FBI Director James Comey’s firing is a telling quote from Kellyanne Conway that sheds a frightening light on how the Trump administration views the role of the press. In an interview with CNN‘s Chris Cuomo, Conway dropped the following on viewers: “You want to question the timing of […]

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I’ve spent the last few days pondering what to write about Friday’s chapter in the continued saga between the White House and the press. To be honest, I am still baffled by the whole thing, so this post will probably be raw and unpolished. To recap, during his address at CPAC, President Trump reiterated his […]

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In a tweet Friday night, President Donald Trump referred to the media as “the enemy of the American people.” As expected, journalists did not take kindly to this allegation, viewing it as dangerous and unprecedented. Famed White House correspondent Helen Thomas once said “All presidents rail against the press. It goes with the turf,” and […]

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Marty Baron is the executive editor of The Washington Post. He is also the winner of this year’s Hitchens Prize, which is awarded to journalists and authors who’s work “reflects a commitment to free expression and inquiry,‭ ‬a range and depth of intellect,‭ ‬and a willingness to pursue the truth without regard to personal or professional […]

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