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.