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A Free and Independent Press

This past month – despite ongoing attacks from President Trump that range from characterizations like “the lying New York Times” to “fake news” (CNN) to “garbage” (BuzzFeed) – the American press continues to cover the White House closely. In fact, the press is increasing the breadth of its scrutiny with op-ed pieces such as those in the Washington Post and New York Times, as well as extended opinion pieces by on-air journalists like Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Brian Williams, and Rachel Maddow.