More Than 100 Newspapers Are Uniting To Fight Trump’s ‘War On The Press’ πŸ—žπŸ‘


To counter what it describes as President Donald Trump’s β€œdirty war against the free press,” The Boston Globe is urging newspapers throughout the nation to take a coordinated stand towards his anti-media assaults.

And scores have already answered the decision to battle.Β 

The Globe issuedΒ an attraction final week to editorial boards nationwide, urging them to publish editorials this Thursday that lambast the β€œdangers of the administration’s assault on the press.”

On Saturday, Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe’s deputy editorial web page editor, informed CNN that greater than 100 publications ― starting from massive metropolis papers to small weeklies ― have dedicated to take part.Β 

β€œI expect that number to grow in the coming days,” Pritchard stated.

The Houston Chronicle, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Miami Herald and Denver Post are among the many bigger publications which have agreed to participate within the initiative, The Associated PressΒ reported.

Each paper will write and publish its personal particular person editorial ― which, Pritchard stated, will imply every approaches the subject their its perspective and with its personal voice.

β€œThe impact of Trump’s assault on journalism looks different in Boise (Idaho) than it does in Boston,” she wrote in her pitch to the nation’s papers. β€œOur words will differ. But at least we can agree that such attacks are alarming.”

Pritchard informed the AP that the Globe was spurred to behave after noticing a latest uptick within the depth of Trump’s anti-media rhetoric.

At a Pennsylvania rally earlier this month, the president ― who has repeatedly known as the media the β€œenemy of the American people” ― described the press as β€œfake disgusting news.” 

β€œWhatever happened to the free press? Whatever happened to honest reporting?” Trump requested his viewers. β€œThey don’t report it. They only make up stories.”

Pritchard stated she hoped the coordinated editorial effort will remind all Americans about β€œthe importance of a free press.”

β€œThis is not about being a Democrat. And this is not about being a Republican,” she wrote in a Saturday tweet. β€œThis is about the importance of a free press, enshrined in the Constitution, something we should all get behind.”

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