New York Weekly Journal Published by John Peter Zenger ¨A Governor turns rouge, does a thousand things for which a small rouge would have deserved a halter, and because it is difficult...to obtain relief against him, ... it is prudent to .... join in the roguery.¨
English Bill of Rights It is illegal to criticize the king in print.
Meanwhile in court....
John Peter Zenger is on trial today for printing criticism about the governor of New York. Some people believe that this shouldn't be okay because the governor represents the king.
Zenger´s attorney defending him to the jury.
People have the right to speak the truth!
A little while later...
We do not think John Peter Zenger is guilty. We agree with his attorney!
Americans won a new freedom, freedom of the press!