Reported in Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House. (The New York Times, 8/25/2019)
8/17/2018 update starts here.
Trump criticizes Boston Globe in wake of editorials supporting the free press. (Boston Globe, 8/16/2018)
Original 8/12/2018 post starts here.
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Americans' Views on the Media. (Ipsos, 8/7/2018)
First off, the good news. The large majority of Americans, 85%, agree that the “Freedom of the press is essential for American democracy.” Additionally, two-thirds (68%) say that “reporters should be protected from pressure from government or big business interests.” Majorities of both Democrats and Republicans agree with these two statements signaling deep support for the concept of freedom of the press.