Countering Trump's 'Hostility' Toward Media, Bill Would Protect Journalists From Intimidation and Assault
Condemning President Donald Trump for creating a "climate of extreme hostility to the press," more than a dozen Democrats in the U.S. House, with support from the largest communications labor union in the country, have proposed the Journalism Protection Act, which would make it a federal crime to attack or intimidate reporters on the job.
"This is a dangerous time to be a journalist. The threatening atmosphere is palpable."
—Bernie Lunzer, president of The NewsGuild