Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 8.16.18
Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics.
By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Daniel McAuliffe, Jim Rosica, and Drew Wilson.
As usual, veteran columnist and Florida Politics’ own Joe Henderson puts the right to President Donald Trump’s wrongheaded attacks on the Fourth Estate:
“The job of the free press is to find out stuff the public needs to know, make sure it’s accurate, and then share that information with the people.
“A lot of times the mission means upsetting the powerful and those who support them. These days, it means enduring taunts of ‘fake news’ and people who believe reporters deliberately publish fiction designed to destroy, in this case, Trump and his administration.
“To some, the ‘media’ is even a faceless, soulless agent of the deep state out to ruin the country, but it is none of those things. It is the firewall that protects democracy from the scoundrels and con artists.”
Here’s the payoff: “So, that’s why Florida Politics has joined with newspapers, online outlets, and other media around the country to denounce what The Boston Globe has called a ‘dirty war against the free press.’ ”
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