Another step she said all Americans can take: Rather than selectively watching the news, Ryan encouraged the crowd to watch Fox and CNN and as many other networks as possible. “But understand when you’re watching it. Use a discerning eye,” she said. “There is a fine line between opinion and fact now. … You know what they teach kids in school now? Critical thinking.”

While “we the people are still forming a more perfect union,” we have to remember that “freedom of the press is part of that Preamble, and part of what is happening down the road at city hall for that 17-year-old who should be alive,” Ryan said.

“We are in a crazy time where the truth is on the table and people want to change the narrative. And they want to accuse the press, who tries to unearth the truth, to make you think that we are wrong.”