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"shoplifting murder car theft shoes" This is not the answer to the question. The answer is he wrote in the newspaper about Governor Cosby and the Governor thought it was fake but it was real about him. The governor didn't like it so he got thrown in jail

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He was a German-born American, a NYC printer, publisher, journalist and editor. In 1735 his trial was an important factor in the development of a free press.

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Colonists of john peter Zenger's day might have read any of 48 different newspapers. Today, Americans have access to a much larger number of newspapers, both in print and on the internet. The first daily paper in the united States, the Pennsylvania Evening Post, was published in 1783.

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He wrote something bad about the governor and was arrested even though it was true.

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Zenger was found not guilty of libel because the articles were based on fact & were true .

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