Opinion

Column: What will free speech and a free press look like in the Donald Trump era?

The White House press room evidently won’t be in the White House any more, but in a building next door. On national television, president-elect Donald Trump insulted CNN as a purveyor of “fake news.” He pledged to sue the “liars” — the women who have accused him of unwelcome sexual behavior toward them.  The Trump administration will be entering uncharted territory for news and free speech, which is why Los Angeles 1st Amendment attorney Ted Boutrous Jr., on Twitter, offered to defend, for free, “anyone Trump sues for exercising their free speech rights.”

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