Over 100 newspapers to simultaneously publish op-eds speaking up against Donald Trump’s attacks on the press.

By | 2018-08-13T11:30:59+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments

Journalists fighting back!

Courtesy of CNN:

That’s the idea behind an unusual editorial-writing initiative that has enlisted scores of newspapers across America.

The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a “coordinated response” to President Trump’s escalating “enemy of the people” rhetoric.

“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 said in its pitch to fellow papers.

The effort began just a few days ago.

As of Saturday, “we have more than 100 publications signed up, and I expect that number to grow in the coming days,” Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe’s deputy editorial page editor, told CNN.

This is actually long overdue. 

Trump’s constant use of the term “fake news” in order to undermine any reporting that shows him in a poor light has rippled through the country and is now actually putting the lives of reporters at risk. 

Newspapers and journalists of all kinds need to band together in order to correct the record and keep each other safe. 

Right now the 1st Amendment may be more important than it has been in decades. And it must be protected. 

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6 Comments

  1. Beaglemom August 13, 2018 at 5:42 am - Reply

    The Washington Post’s motto is “democracy dies in darkness” but, in the last year of so, it has blocked readers from reading the comments to articles, editorials and op-eds without signing in to something or other. Somehow that seems to belie the motto. Frankly I enjoy reading comments to see how other readers are reacting to news and opinions.

    • Anonymous August 13, 2018 at 6:39 am - Reply

      All about revenue, Beaglemom. I have adblocker installed, and many sites also prevent me from reading content without turning it off.
      Fine and dandy, then I guess it wasn’t that important for me to read.

  2. JW August 13, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    On Strzok FB>”Hey.
    Guess who’s no longer constrained by his employer.
    Guess who’s not a government employee anymore.
    Guess who can say whatever he likes now.
    Guess who’s now free to reveal whatever secrets he wants.
    Guess who can defend himself.
    Careful what you wish for, Donny. You just might get it.”
    Jim Wright

  3. anon August 13, 2018 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    ““There are economic terrorists on social media,” Erdogan told a gathering of Turkish ambassadors at the presidential palace in Ankara, adding that the judiciary and financial authorities were taking action in response.

    “They are truly a network of treason,” he added. “We will not give them the time of day… We will make those spreading speculations pay the necessary price”.”Erdogan reiterated on Monday his view that the currency’s crash had no economic basis, saying that U.S. sanctions imposed on Turkey over the terrorism trial of the pastor, Andrew Brunson, represented a “stab in the back” by a NATO ally.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/erdogan-vows-action-against-economic-terrorists-over-lira-currency-plunge_us_5b720e29e4b0530743ccc053

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