Friday, March 10, 2017

The First Amendment Is On Life Support

The tensions that exist in this country between government and the press are older than this republic itself. In creating our Constitution, our Founders understood and and took steps to make sure that the tension always erred on the side of a free and unfettered press.

Today we have a particular irony. On the one hand information is more available, more democratized and theoretically more transparent as a result of the digital age. On the other hand, rarely in our history has freedom of the press been under such ongoing assault.

How we square this circle may very well determine the fate of the country and the future of our free press.

Joining me to talk about this is David Snyder, the President of the First Amendment Coalition