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Trump right to call out sloppy press -- William Richardson

August 19, 2018 GMT

President Donald Trump can and should criticize bad actors in the press.

The Boston Globe issued a fatwa-like call for the editors of U.S. papers to produce an editorial about the president having the gall to criticize the sloppy, ill-informed and blatantly biased “reporting” of some of the press corps.

What happens? Sheep-like compliance from 300-plus papers across the nation, including the Wisconsin State Journal. These “independent” editorial thinkers are making the president’s point that much of the press is an insulated community of group-thinkers.

American news producers are fully protected by the First Amendment. That doesn’t mean they are exempt from criticism when it is sorely needed.

William Richardson, Middleton