The Boston Globe has now enlisted more than 100 newspapers from across the nation to publish editorials pushing back against President Trump’s repeated attempts to undermine the media.
“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,” The Globe declared in its original pitch.
Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe’s deputy editorial page editor, informed CNN that over a 100 publications have signed on to participate as of this weekend.
She informed the network that she expects the number of newspapers participating will rise drastically over the next few days.
“The response has been overwhelming,” Pritchard said. “We have some big newspapers, but the majority are from smaller markets, all enthusiastic about standing up to Trump’s assault on journalism.”
Each newspaper is set to write an editorial, rather than merely publishing a unified message.
Pritchard explained that the newspaper teams would write about how Trump’s “assault” on journalism directly affects their communities.
“Our words will differ. But at least we can agree that such attacks are alarming,” Pritchard wrote.
The Globe’s campaign kicked off days after the president revamped his attacks on the media, which he often labels “the enemy of the people.”
“The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE,” Trump tweeted last week. “I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!”
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