The fight to protect the First Amendment against Trump

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Washington Examiner—If the choice is between a free press or politicians, the American news media must win.

43 percent of Republicans would put Trump over the First Amendment. Forty-three percent of Republicans hold the flatly unconstitutional view that the president should be able to shut down media outlets he doesn’t like, according to a new poll from Ipsos, while just 36 percent disagree with the statement that “the president should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior.” But many Republicans are apparently somewhat confused, since 83 percent of them also said that “freedom of the press is essential for American democracy.” Not only...