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Because, as Republican Senator John Thune tells WNAX, the free press is vital to democracy:
…A free press plays an important role in keeping governments accountable and… holding their feet to the fire. We need a vibrant, open, and free press [Senator John Thune, audio clip #1, in “SD Senator John Thune: Media Not ‘Enemies of the People’,” WNAX, 2018.07.09].
Senator Thune says he and most (only “most”? let’s find the holdout fascists and turn them out!) of his Capitol colleagues respect the free press. He also says Donald Trump needs to stop denigrating this vital civic institution for doing its job:
Most members of Congress recognize the important role that the media plays, and I just wish that [Trump] would not use his Twitter account to attack the media simply because they may cover him in a way that he doesn’t agree with. That comes with the territory [Thune, clip #2, 2018.07.09].
Thune says Trump’s attack Tweets “are not… constructive….” You can be far more constructive by reading, sharing, and donating to Dakota Free Press. Click this link to put money in the Blog Tip Jar or click the Blog Tip Jar icon in the sidebar (desktop viewers) or down below (mobile viewers). Democracy needs your support—Senator Thune says so!