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The Trump administration has launched an unprecedented battle against the freedoms of information, speech, and press. They have repeatedly denied the truth of irrefutable facts. Simultaneously, they concoct their own realities, fabricating events or targeting individuals and organizations that contradict Trump, such as the claims of widespread voter fraud. When the media questions Trump or his administration on the legitimacy of their facts and sources, members of the media have been dismissed and insulted.

In a meeting with the CIA, Trump said, "I have a running war with the media. They are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth" (New York Times). Days later, chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon said in an interview to the New York Times, "The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while."

Trump also threatened the media, saying, "We're going to open up libel laws, and we're going to have people sue you like you've never got sued before," (Politico).

According to the New York Times, in order for Trump to change libel laws, he would have to either amend the Constitution or get the Supreme Court to overturn Times v. Sullivan or a related libel law decision. Trump and his administration are spending too much time and energy trying to keep the media from reporting and not enough time and energy on the important tasks they need to be doing to support our nation.

It is time for this to end. President Trump's voice will not silence the other important voices in this nation. It is time to tell him that the American people won't stand for his ridiculous attempts to keep the media from reporting the facts. We will not stand for Trump's administration to disrespect our media watchdogs and open them up to easy attacks.

Sign Here

President Trump,

The American people do not want to hear your fabricated "truths," and we certainly will not allow them to be the only "facts" we hear. We will not stand by while you attempt to silence the other voices of our country.

Your attacks on the media cannot continue. A free press is not the enemy. A free press is our ticket out of ignorance and poorly informed choices. A free press is one of our freedoms as Americans.

The American people won't stand for a president and administration which views the First Amendment as a threat. We demand that you respect the media and their role as fact-checking watchdogs. They are an essential pillar of American democracy, and we insist that they are treated as such so that they can safely speak up when they have valuable information to share with the public.


Petition Signatures

Nov 17, 2017 Ruth Rogers
Nov 15, 2017 Rebecca Hoeschler
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Nov 14, 2017 Arci Jimenez
Nov 10, 2017 Dorothy Hann
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Nov 1, 2017 Jamie Smith
Oct 31, 2017 Jacki Bittner
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Oct 31, 2017 Carla Crespo
Oct 29, 2017 Henry Mongrain
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Oct 22, 2017 Bonnie Clyne
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Oct 21, 2017 Heather Thompson
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Oct 20, 2017 Valjon Furr
Oct 20, 2017 Gemma Eggleton
Oct 20, 2017 Angela LaRochelle
Oct 19, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 19, 2017 Marie-laurence Yans
Oct 18, 2017 Leah Chastain
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Oct 17, 2017 Debbie Pinkham-Salt
Oct 17, 2017 Karla Price
Oct 17, 2017 Bethanie C. Deerchild
Oct 17, 2017 Paige Garberding We need a free press more now than ever to fact check trump&co because they are so ignorant, dishonest, and greedy. Apparently trump&co. have no use for democracy or a representative government.
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2017 Deni Davis
Oct 17, 2017 Gail White We don't want to hear any more cried of "Fake News" whenever you don't hear Faux News flattery.
Oct 17, 2017 Julia Brandner
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) There is a reason the First Amendment is first.
Oct 17, 2017 Linda Hernandez This man has got to be stopped..he is taking and taking away from the people..
Oct 17, 2017 Joanie Anderson
Oct 17, 2017 Patty Langford incompetent moron. unable to have any personal policy wants to deconstruct the US government from the inside. i detest this bozo.
Oct 17, 2017 Jaye Duncan
Oct 17, 2017 Maryann Holtsclaw
Oct 17, 2017 Elaine Taylor
Oct 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) President Trump, you are a bully. And the best way to respond to bullies is to show them that they will not intimidate you and change your beliefs simply because they are ugly in their words.

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