Journalism has always had a tinge of danger to it. Reporters die covering wars. Investigative reporters can face violence for uncovering scandals and speaking truth to power. Journalists can be thrown into jail for contempt of court for failing to reveal sources. But what is happening to journalists in Turkey lately, is appalling. It’s downright scary when those in power lock up journalists by the dozens simply because the powers that be don’t like what journalists are writing and to muffle voices of opposition. Thank goodness the supreme law of the United States – the First Amendment – prevents this type of wholesale silencing of the press.