Newsrooms across the country are uniting against Donald Trump’s repeated assertion that the media is the “enemy of the people.” More than 100 papers launched a coordinated effort against the president’s attacks on the press through a series of editorials that will all be published Thursday.
Answering a call last week from The @BostonGlobe, The @NYTimes Editorial Board is joining more than 200 newspapers, from large metro-area dailies to small local weeklies, to remind readers of the value of America’s #FreePress. https://t.co/MYMtoPQbLf
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) August 15, 2018
The New York Times writes: “The Times is joining hundreds of newspapers, from large metro-area dailies to small local weeklies, to remind readers of the value of America’s free press. These editorials, some of which we’ve excerpted, together affirm a fundamental American institution.”
The Globe editorial board called for an end to President Trump’s sustained assault on the #FreePress. Hundreds of publishers around the US answered that call https://t.co/XpgjyrODMp pic.twitter.com/7lnSTlE6Sh
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) August 15, 2018
The Mercury News and East Bays Times, in San Jose, California writes: “Journalists are trying to do a job. We’re not trying to tear down our nation. We’re trying to strengthen it. For we believe in the foundational premise behind the First Amendment – that our nation is stronger if its people are informed.”
The Sun Sentinel, from Deerfield Beach, Florida writes: “Our country’s leader shouldn’t be making it easier for dictators to harass and silence journalists in places where freedom of the press remains a dream.”
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