With no one watching, and no one reporting, the powerful can get away with whatever they desire. A free press is there to protect our freedoms that many would take away from us one piece at a time.
The GOP attacks on the press, led by the #BLOTUS is not surprising. Those that slither in the dark never want the light of truth to reveal their actions.
All of us need to do whatever we can to support journalists and reporters, and all the investigative digging that is done to keep us free.