Thursday, August 16, 2018

National Newspapers Rebuke Trump's Attacks on Media

Coast-To-Coast Editorials Rebuke Trump

Hundreds of newspapers denounce Trump’s attacks on media in coordinated editorials. NPR:“More than 300 news publications across the country are joining together to defend the role of a free press and denounce President Trump’s ongoing attacks on the news media in coordinated editorials publishing Thursday, according to a tally by The Boston Globe. The project was spearheaded by staff members of the editorial page at the Globe, who write, ‘This relentless assault on the free press has dangerous consequences. We asked editorial boards from around the country – liberal and conservative, large and small – to join us today to address this fundamental threat in their own words.’ Editorials are typically written by opinion writers and are considered separate from organizations’ news coverage. NPR, for example, has a separate ‘opinion’ category. Trump made bashing the news media — ‘horrible, horrendous people’ — a staple of his candidacy and a constant throughout his presidency.”

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