Don’t Allow Trump Administration to Silence Journalists

Target: Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State

Goal: Stop silencing journalists just because the administration doesn’t like the questions.

The State Department under Secretary of State Mike Pompeo silenced a journalist on a conference call about the importance of a free press. When Reuters reporter David Brunnstrom asked a question about John Bolton’s upcoming book, the State Department muted him so he couldn’t continue.

This is an absurd treatment of journalists that is indicative of Trump’s corrupt administration’s real view of journalists and the importance of the free press. Sign our petition and demand that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo take the free press seriously, and not avoid questions that may be uncomfortable.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Pompeo,

Silencing a journalist on a call that was about the importance of the freedom of press is peak hypocrisy. Rather than listening and learning about the concerns of Americans, your State Department muted a journalist for asking a question that made the Trump administration uncomfortable.

Silencing journalists is dangerous and un-American. If you truly take our constitutionally protected freedom of the press seriously, you shouldn’t be silencing the press. If your administration has nothing to hide, you should welcome any question from any journalist.

Sincerely,

[ Your Name Here ]

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of State




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2 Comments

  1. Biased journalists are a threat to our freedom. You libbies want to shut everyone down because they do not think like you. The biased media hate Trump. They always lie and you liberal sheep eat it all up. This is not Russia or China. Get the hell out of America if you are going to hate, shut down and be violent on other that have different opinions and vote differently than you do!

    • “Biased journalists are a threat to our freedom. You fascists want to shut everyone down because they do not think like you. The biased Fox media hate the Constitution. They always lie and you dim-witted sheep eat it all up. This is not authoritarian Russia or China – yet. Get the hell out of America if you are going to hate, shut down and be violent on other(s) that have different opinions and vote differently than you do!”

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