I like that you pointed out that the free press is not subject to government meddling. Unfortunately the end around the Constitution has always been the part where the legal fictions of corporations are allowed to be “persons.” This has permitted huge amounts of financial influences in politics in general and the press in particular. I think the real issue is that he has picked sides to further an agenda.This is a new type of end around, social media, that is not democracy, not discourse, not rational in general. It’s okay for tabloid reporting of the latest movies, clothes cars, but, totally insane in the real world of war, finance, education, or just keeping the street lights on.
In my opinion there is no democracy in our social media as it exists now because there is no rule of law in social media. By usurping the rule of law we are going down the path of the fascists, dictators and monarchists. By attempting to supplant the free press with social media we see how poorly so many understand the differences between propaganda, free press and entertainment.