I have been trying not to blog as much as in the past. The way things are I could be blogging 5-6 times a day and to be honest, I can't handle watching much of the news as it stands.
I normally do not blog on Sundays. But I strongly believe in a free press. So strong, I publish this.
Senator John McCain ( R) -Arizona made this quote yesterday on Meet the Press. ( It will air this morning on NBC)
“We need a free press,” said the 2008 Republican presidential candidate. “We must have it. It’s vital.”
“If you want to preserve ― I’m very serious now ― if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press,” he added.
McCain said that without a free press, “we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time.”
“That’s how dictators get started,” he added, noting that attacks on journalists questioning those in power are a tactic used by autocratic governments.
“When you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press,” he said. “I’m not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I’m just saying we need to learn the lessons of history.”
Then Carl Bernstein tweeted the following. ( Bernstein along with Bob Woodward with broke Nixon and Watergate)
Carl Bernstein ✔ @carlbernstein
The most dangerous 'enemy of the people' is presidential lying--always. Attacks on press by @realDonaldTrump more treacherous than Nixon's.