David Swenson June 28, 2016 What Would Jefferson Do? Freedom of the Press David Swenson June 28, 2016 What Would Jefferson Do? We need a free press. I learned the hard way that the paradox of a free press is that it will not always report accurately — or even honestly. The only thing worse than an irresponsible free press is no free press at all. — Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson Tune in to your local public radio or join the 1776 Club to hear this episode of "What Would Thomas Jefferson Do?"