Fox's flagship news program, Special Report, allows talk radio host Mark Levin to claim Trump has been "tame" and "incredibly passive" towards the press

Fox's flagship news program, Special Report, allows talk radio host Mark Levin to claim Trump has been "tame" and "incredibly passive" towards the press

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From the May 20 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier:

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MARK LEVIN: When you look at the history of presidents and the media this president has been very, very tame, he's been incredibly passive. You know, back when John Adams, the great founder, was president of the United States, he put in place what was called the Sedition Act and you know what he did, Bret? He started shutting down newspapers and locking up journalists. You know who else did? Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War, 300 newspapers were shut down, scores of journalists were imprisoned, he gave the authority to the Secretary of War to do it. They would monitor the telegraph system where all the information was coming and going from news organizations.

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