Editorials defend First Amendment, take issue with the press as ‘enemy of the people’

Newspapers across the country are taking issue with President Trump’s assertion that journalists are the enemy of the American people. Here are a few editorials and columns appearing in Texas emphasizing the importance of the news media and the First Amendment.

Houston Chronicle:
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/real-enemy-of-the-people-not-the-press-Trump-13159543.php

The Dallas Morning News:
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2018/08/15/first-amendment-helps-people-hold-elected-officials-accountable

Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/editorials/article216767650.html

Austin American-Statesman:
https://www.statesman.com/news/opinion/editorial-journalists-are-watchdog-neighbors-not-enemy-the-people/XzgIMMp6QYxURXoxFhazaI/

San Antonio Express-News:
https://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/columnists/josh_brodesky/article/A-free-press-is-vital-to-the-people-not-the-enemy-13147915.php

Victoria Advocate:
https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/opinion/enemy-of-the-people-don-t-worry-we-have-your/article_3959e268-a09c-11e8-894b-27a62bdf885e.html