What makes these libels so toxic is not the injury they do to the reputation of the New York Times or CNN, though certainly they may serve to discredit these organizations in the eyes of some segments of the public; it is the injury they do to our democracy.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
The Real Damage
Guardian UK: The biggest threat to American democracy isn't Trump's uncivil speech - A democracy can tolerate some uncivil speech. But it cannot withstand the contempt directed against institutions that keep government honest by Lawrence Douglas