February 19, 2017

McCain Warns That Suppressing Free Press Is 'How Dictators Get Started'

Esme Cribb - TPM:

“If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press,” McCain said in an interview on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”

He said that a free press is “vital” to that.

“Without it I’m afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started,” McCain said.

Leading his statement with “if,” McCain leaves open the question of whether Mr. Trump’s supporters want what follows. Given recent polling results I have my doubts they do.

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