343 Outlets Set To Publish Editorials Denouncing Trump’s Attacks On Press

Copies of the Boston Globe sit on the shelf with other daily papers at a newspaper stand at Boston's South Station, August 15, 2018. - Branded "enemy of the people" by us President Donald Trump, the US news media is ... Copies of the Boston Globe sit on the shelf with other daily papers at a newspaper stand at Boston's South Station, August 15, 2018. - Branded "enemy of the people" by us President Donald Trump, the US news media is responding with a campaign aimed at countering the president's narrative and highlighting the importance of a free press. More than 200 news organizations are to participate in a coordinated campaign on August 16, 2018, with editorials about the importance of an independent media and a social media hashtag #EnemyOfNone. The move comes in response to a call by the Boston Globe amid a growing sense of unease that Trump's rhetoric is harmful to a free press and may even incite violence against journalists. (Photo by Joseph PREZIOSO / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 16, 2018 8:17 am
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Almost 350 publications of all sizes, from the New York Times to local papers, are set to publish editorials Thursday on the subject of President Donald Trump’s frequent attacks on the press, according to a Wednesday Guardian report.

The movement was coordinated by the Boston Globe, and the editorials will vary from paper to paper, joined by the cohesive theme.

The Globe published its call to action in its opinion pages last week. “We propose to publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the administration’s assault on the press and ask others to commit to publishing their own editorials on the same date,” it reads.

Though Trump has long had a belligerent attitude towards the press, he has stepped up his attacks recently, calling it the “enemy of the people” and tweeting about it frequently.

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