News papers are allowed to critisize anything, and support anything. This includes religeon, politics, clothing style, movies and plays, and anything else you can think of. This why it is called a freedom, and Congress shall make no law impeding the free excersize there of.
thats all well and good, but its not as free as its made out to be. they can only publish the truth, if they publish lies about someeone they can be sued for slander, and have to make a retraction.