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DT, endlessly:

"The Fake News hates me saying they are the enemy of the people because they know it's TRUE! I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American people. They cause a great division and distrust and can even cause a war. They are very dangerousrous and sick!"
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The amazingly prescient Jefferson:

When a speech condemns a free press, you are hearing the words of a tyrant.
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When a speech condemns a free press, you are hearing the words of a tyrant.

And the Trumpers applaud and cheer.
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Jefferson didn't say it.

Bummer. It's a good quote.

However, quoting the Snopes article:

To be sure, in his public utterances Jefferson showed himself to be an inveterate defender of the freedom of the press ... “Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it,” he said to the United States’ first chief justice, John Jay, in 1786.

He was clearly in favor of a free press, even if this specific defense of a free press is not his.

--Peter
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The liberty of the press is essential to the security of freedom in a state: it ought not, therefore, to be restrained in this commonwealth.

John Adams
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I am ... for freedom of the press, and against all violations of the Constitution to silence by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents.

Thomas Jefferson
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To preserve the freedom of the human mind then and freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom; for as long as we may think as we will, and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement.

Thomas Jefferson
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If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.

Thomas Jefferson
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Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.

Thomas Jefferson

and etc, etc, etc

But you Trumpers are fine with Donnie's attacks on the free press. It's tough when the truth is not to your liking.
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<<Thomas Jefferson

and etc, etc, etc

But you Trumpers are fine with Donnie's attacks on the free press. It's tough when the truth is not to your liking.>>



Trump just believe in giving the press some free speech in return.


They don't seem to cotton to that much.


But really, the press is just another political actors these days. As long as they are down in the mud and the blood and the beer of hard scrapple politics, they should expect to get a few punches and knees in the groin too.


They like to dish it out ----they seem to think others don't have the right to do the same. But they do.


Seattle Pioneer
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