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How Attacks On the Press Threaten US Democracy and Endanger Us All

It’s not news that President Trump isn’t a fan of the news media. Since the start of his first presidential campaign, he has questioned the credibility of journalists and their news organizations. But in recent months, attacks on the press have ramped up and even turned violent as reporters covering Black Lives Matter protests were arrested and sometimes physically assaulted by law enforcement officers. NBCLX’s Isa Gutiérrez explores how efforts by government officials to discredit “the media” can threaten U.S. democracy and the safety of reporters and other citizens.