Posted in Behind the News

The importance of independent political coverage

, by Lauren Easton

In response to Donald Trump’s announcement on Monday that his campaign will revoke press credentials provided to The Washington Post, AP released this statement from Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll:

This is a race for the most powerful position on the planet. The public is interested in what the candidates do and say and having independent coverage is part of what keeps the public informed. The founders who crafted the U.S. Constitution may very well have disliked some of the stories written about them, but they enshrined the right to a free press in the First Amendment anyway.