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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.

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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

Jul 16, 2018 Ari Schwartz
Jul 10, 2018 Becky Hinson
Jul 10, 2018 Katherine Smith If you cant tell the truth stop tweeting. Read, Read, READ before you speak.
Jul 10, 2018 Kim Lacost
Jul 10, 2018 Becky Kosher
Jul 10, 2018 Beau Ryba
Jul 9, 2018 beth reimel
Jul 2, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jul 1, 2018 Helen R Goodman
Jul 1, 2018 Emma Le Hate crimes are on the rise in the last year and a half. Time to stop the vitriol in all forms of your communication: at rallies, in tweets, in interviews and through all of your spokespersons!
Jun 24, 2018 Kathleen Metevier-Rizza If you're the greatest, what are you afraid of?
Jun 16, 2018 Nicholas Zecher
Jun 13, 2018 Laura Congdon
Jun 9, 2018 Cindy Ray
Jun 3, 2018 Terri Robb
Jun 2, 2018 Lois Roach
Jun 2, 2018 Melinda Matheus
Jun 2, 2018 Walter Johnson
Jun 2, 2018 Carrie Phyliky Rimes
May 27, 2018 Sharman von Dallwitz The press is not the enemy.
May 23, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 15, 2018 Michelle Haag
May 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2018 Susan Fisher
May 14, 2018 Anne Havard
May 14, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
May 14, 2018 shelley Smith
May 11, 2018 Jack Wenger
May 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2018 Mary Alcazar
May 4, 2018 Candice C
May 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2018 Janie Anderson you r a fool
May 4, 2018 Carol Doud
May 3, 2018 Dianne Brekhus
May 3, 2018 felipe guillen
May 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2018 Ashlee Godin
Apr 11, 2018 Charlene Marshall
Apr 6, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 5, 2018 Maribel Garcia-Exposito
Apr 2, 2018 Madison Daniels
Mar 31, 2018 Christy DuCharme
Mar 28, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Mar 28, 2018 Marie Alabiso
Mar 25, 2018 Kathleen Shabi
Mar 24, 2018 Fernanda Magri
Mar 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 19, 2018 Valerie Jones

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