Yes, corporations are just like a person
No, corporations are not just like a person
The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).
Corporations aren't people, but the First Amendment doesn't protect people. It's protects liberty. Liberty that should not be limited merely because you disagree with the vehicle in which they express their opinions.
Why will no one answer the question?
The New York Times is a corporation.
If you say the First Amendment applies only to people, does the New York Times enjoy freedom of the press?
Yes or no?
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
However, if the New York times were to have an article blatantly criticizing Hillary Clinton for instance... then they should not be able to do that.
But when it comes to strict Constitutionality, I agree with you though. in that the New York Times can print whatever they want, but I don't care about that as much as the practical issues of government censorship.