Newspapers across the country are banding together after one in Boston pitched the idea of having as many papers as possible publish the same editorial. The content would be a strong rebuke to President Donald J. Trump’s frequent attacks on the media, which he calls “the enemy of the people,” Yahoo News reports.
Trump was referring to biased reporting as CNN as the enemy of the people, not all journalists and media.
“We are not the enemy of the people,” Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of The Boston Globe said. Trump often uses Twitter to go after the media, sometimes multiple times a day. As his campaign rallies start to increase in frequency for the midterms and then 2020 election, he’ll also have more chances to bash the media live and in person, something he’s done even more frequently than usual at recent rallies.
The Globe wants the editorial to run on Aug. 16 and is trying to get as many publications to join the effort as possible in what it deems a “dirty war against the free press.”
Papers from all parts of the country and of all shapes and sizes have already agreed, with CNN’s Brian Stelter reporting that as of Sunday, over 100 publications will run the editorial. All naturally are left leaning who’s editorial boards blatantly support the Democrat party and publish DNC talking points.
Groups supporting journalism wanted some sort of action and pushed Boston media to do something.
“Our words will differ. But at least we can agree that such attacks are alarming,” the group said.
Pritchard explained the decision and why the paper thinks it’s an important thing to do in light of the president ramping up attacks on the media.
“I hope it would educate readers to realize that an attack on the First Amendment is unacceptable,” she said. “We are a free and independent press, it is one of the most sacred principles enshrined in the Constitution.”