A conversation about the news media in our politics and our society - good, bad, and in between - should be a healthy exercise for those of us who care about the United States of America, where freedom of the press is enshrined as a core and precious pillar of our nation.
There is no one good way to narrow down a definition of “the press.” Members of the press end up being anyone, from traditional corporate news operations to the young students at a school newspaper. One could be speaking of scrappy and seasoned freelancers or political operatives out for low blows.
The last thing you want to hear is a has-been politician telling you who to vote for in the Aug. 28 primary election; Vermonters can decide that themselves. That said, at the risk of offending you, you have a diligent and experienced Democratic team, Carolyn Partridge and Matt Trieber,