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Eric Zorn: You can't celebrate America without celebrating the freedom of the press

Republicans hold the mainstream media in particularly low esteem.

An Axios Survey Monkey poll released June 27 asked nearly 4,000 respondents, "How often do you think traditional major news sources report news they know to be fake, false or purposely misleading?"

Sixty-five percent of Republicans answered "a lot."

When Quinnipiac University pollsters asked in January whether most members of the news media are honest, 86 percent of Republicans said no.

In a poll released June

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