A United Nations rights expert voiced concern on Wednesday that Trump administration actions would be harmful to a free press in the United States.
Maddow laid out how the new administration isn't even trying to pretend to respect the freedom of the press.
The First Amendment says "there is no...infringing on the freedom of the press." Not by Donald Trump. Not even by God.
CNN's Brian Stelter, one of those under constant attack from right-wing sources for being willing to take account of actual facts in his reporting, took to CNN's New Day today to argue for transparency in the Trump transition.
"Failing @nytimes story is so totally wrong on transition. It is going so smoothly. Also, I have spoken to many foreign leaders," Trump whined
The protective press pool that Trump ditched is meant to ensure that the American people know exactly what their president-elect is doing.
"This is recognizing that a Trump presidency represents a threat to press freedom unknown in modern history."
Donald Trump is now threatening to abolish First Amendment press freedoms if he is elected president.
“With me, they’re not protected, because I’m not like other people...We’re gonna...have people sue you like you never get sued before.”
But it’s two years later and finally, the press begins their push-back, albeit local press from Missoula, Montana (aka: Real America), who may be stunned to find themselves on the accused end of Palin’s ceaseless witch hunt against the dissemination of information. This is not the Real American Mama Grizzly they thought they knew. No, indeed, Dorothy. These are dark days.