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

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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.

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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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Why the San Francisco Chronicle isn’t joining the editorial crowd on Trump .
When the Boston Globe called on the nation’s newspaper editorial boards to come together against President Trump’s “dirty war on the free press,” regular readers of The San Francisco Chronicle no doubt assumed we would be among the first in line. After all, in our unsigned editorials and in my Sunday column, this newspaper’s criticism of Trump’s efforts to delegitimize, threaten and neuter independent journalism has been clear, emphatic and repeated since the early days of his presidential campaign.

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