Richard Nixon sued the New York Times and Washington Post to pre
Villas - Richard Nixon sued the New York Times and Washington Post to prevent them from publishing articles critical of his and prior administrations' secret policies on the Vietnam War. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 in favor of the papers. Justice Black's opinion applies to the current president's accusation of "fake news" when it defects negatively in him. "The Founding Fathers gave the free press protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors." Read, watch, and listen to many news sources and form your own opinion.