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After 4 damaging years, Biden must restore press freedom

By Lani Rich, March 4, 2021

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When Joe Biden is sworn in as president next month, in addition to containing the Covid-19 pandemic and repairing the economy and international relations, he also has to restore the government’s relationship with the media.

It has been damaged by four years of President Donald Trump calling the press the enemy of the people, decrying news as “fake,” freezing out individual reporters, and delegitimizing and punishing the press.

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