By Rebecca Gibian / August 16, 2018

More Than 100 Newspapers Unite Against Trump’s War On The Media

They launched a coordinated release of editorials.

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The New York Times building in New York. (Wikipedia Commons)

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.

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 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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