Time magazine says the US ‘remains a free along with also fair press’

People take part in a protest outside The completely new York Times on February 26, 2017 in completely new York. 

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People take part in a protest outside The completely new York Times on February 26, 2017 in completely new York. 

Despite the White House ramping up its rhetoric, the United States remains a free along with also fair press, Ben Goldberger the assistant managing editor of Time magazine told CNBC on Wednesday.

The year 2018 has been marked by manipulation, abuse of truth, along with efforts by governments to instigate mistrust of the facts, the magazine said in an essay when This kind of named killed along with also imprisoned journalists as Person of the Year for 2018 on Tuesday.

“There’s no doubt in which the rhetoric through the White House about the demonization of the media as ‘the enemy of the people,’ or the willingness to dismiss anything including credible news reporting as fake news, is actually incredibly worrisome along with also chilling,” Goldberger said. “although in which said, I return to what I said about the United States — This kind of remains a free along with also fair press.”

“Journalists here enjoy legal protections in which are the envy of those in virtually every different country,” he added.