Offbeat Boston Globe Calls for News Outlets Nationwide to Push Back Against Trump’s Attacks on the Press

06:30  11 august  2018
06:30  11 august  2018 Source:   mediaite.com

‘Not the enemy of the people’: 70 news organizations will blast Trump’s attack on the media

  ‘Not the enemy of the people’: 70 news organizations will blast Trump’s attack on the media The editorial board of the Boston Globe is proposing that newspapers across the nation express their disdain for the president's anti-media rhetoric.For most of the past 19 months, President Trump’s war of words with American news organizations has been more of a one-sided barrage — at least according to the Boston Globe’s editorial board.

A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the U.S. to President Donald Trump ' s frequent attacks on the news media. The Globe has reached out to editorial boards nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug.

Stahl’s remark about Trump ’ s attacks being contrived was made public the same day as The Boston Globe reported that some of the grammatical, punctuation they call biased stories.” President Trump said he bashes the press to "demean" and "discredit" reporters so that no one will believe negative

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The Boston Globe editorial board is calling on editorial boards at other news outlets across the nation to speak up against President Donald Trump‘s attacks on the press.

Per the Associated Press:

‘‘We are not the enemy of the people,’’ said Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of The Boston Globe, referring to a characterization of journalists that Trump has used in the past. The president, who contends he has largely been covered unfairly by the press, also employs the term ‘‘fake news’’ often when describing the media.

US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

  US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people America's newsrooms are pushing back at President Donald Trump. Piqued by Trump's recurrent demonizing of the news media as the "enemy of the people," The Boston Globe asked news organizations across the U.S. to mount a coordinated editorial response. The Globe says about 200 newspapers and broadcasters have agreed to publish or air editorials Thursday promoting freedom of the press.The Boston Globe invited newspapers across the country to stand up for the press with editorials on Thursday, and several began appearing online a day earlier.

Trump said he was not calling for limits to be imposed on the media, but he said that " the press should speak more honestly." Trump ' s diatribe marked the latest attack against the news media by a president who, according to people close to him, has felt increasingly frustrated over his stalled

The committee' s report revealed a bleak global climate for press freedom, as more governments seek to control access to While administration officials often condemn violence against reporters abroad, Trump continues his unrelenting attacks on the integrity of American journalists and news outlets .

The Globe has reached out to editorial boards nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what the newspaper called a ‘‘dirty war against the free press.’’

Trump has continued lashing out at the press and the “fake news” being the “enemy of the people” and did not stop even after the publisher of the New York Times met with him to ask him to tamp it down.

Pritchard said “about 70” other news outlets are on board with editorials to run next week.

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