Recently it has been suggested by some that the press AKA the media can at times be the “enemy of the people.” The press or media has responded by expressing extreme outrage over what they decry as an outrageous lie. They falsely claim that merely making such a charge is an infringement on free speech and freedom of the press. An allegation that borders on lunacy! Today the New York Times, “All the News Fit to Print”…(and then some) has in the eyes of many endorsed the concept that the press can at times be the enemy of the people. They have done so by publishing an anonymous op-ed by a “…senior official in the Trump Administration.” The Times defends their action by stating: “The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here.” The author’s charges are extraordinarily severe and inflammatory. They strongly imply that the president should be removed from our office so dangerous is he to the nation and its citizens. Claims and allegations at the level presented merely cannot or should not be published anonymously under the sole protection or guise that in divulging the name of the source would cost that person their job. Might they lose their jobs? That’s the basis for the New York Times granting their source anonymity? The New York Times choice in publishing an OpEd using an anonymous source making such serious claims is blindly making a case for those crying the press is the enemy of the people.