The recent assault on the press and newsgathering institutions by President Trump only lays bare the truths he and his minions refuse to accept. By consistently blasting “fake news” and “lies,” he chips away the very foundation of a free and open society.

Had it not been for the media, we may never have known about the Russian contacts with Michael Flynn, then-incoming national security adviser, before Trump’s inauguration, a possible violation of the Logan Act. As has been shown through fact-checking, the only lying that’s been done has been done by the elected head of our country.

Jake Hawkins