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Fri Aug 17, 2018, 05:19 AM

Senators of both parties stand united against Trump's attacks on the media

The Senate took a rhetorical shot on Thursday at President Trump's attacks on the media, passing a resolution affirming that the press is "not the enemy of the people."

The nonbinding resolution, which cleared the chamber by unanimous consent, also touts the "indispensable role of the free press" and says an attack on the media meant to "systematically undermine the credibility of the press as a whole [is] an attack on our democratic institutions."

Spearheaded by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the resolution doesn't directly mention Trump, who has called the press the "enemy of the people."

The Senate's action came hours after Trump launched his latest attack on the press, saying much of what is written is "fake news."


http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/402158-senate-takes-shot-at-trump-passes-resolution-affirming-press-is-not-the-enemy

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 05:23 AM

1. both parties ? i only see something from the democrats .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 05:41 AM

3. Passed by unanimous consent. They didn't object to it.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 05:29 AM

2. Yeah, they are all for "free speech"...

Until it becomes too "free" and criticizes Donald Trump too vociferously, then action must be taken.

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