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Our last line of defense

RE: “Make no mistake: This attack on our free press — your free press — is deliberate and calculated.” [Editorial, Aug. 15]:

Thank you for your efforts to disseminate the news of the day and resist the hate-filled and deceitful rhetoric of this administration. I cannot believe, still, in this country that it is necessary for the press and regular citizens to defend themselves.

Only one quarter or less of the citizens believe a word Donald Trump says, yet the press is forced to defend itself because his speech is so incendiary.

The press is now officially our last line of defense.

Bev Matias
Connecticut

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Originally published in The Commons issue #476 (Wednesday, September 12, 2018). This story appeared on page D3.

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