Freedom of the press does not mean it should be free from criticism

Washington Post:
Comey tweeted about freedom of the press — minutes after Trump attacked CNN

Former FBI director James B. Comey quoted Thomas Jefferson: “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”
Comey's post would only make sense if Trump ordered federal marshalls to shut down CNN and other critics.  All he has really done is respond to criticism with criticism of his own of the media that is attacking him personally.   There is nothing in the constitution that suggests that someone attacked by the media should just stoically accept the criticism and not respond.

What the tweet does suggest is that Comey is not an impartial person when it comes to the President.


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