Newspaper editorials across USA rebuke Trump for attacks on press

Hundreds Of Newspapers Are Challenging Trump's Attacks: 'We Are Not The Enemy’

US Newspapers Hit Back At Donald Trump Over 'Fake News' Claims

In a furious string of caps-ridden tweets on Thursday morning, Trump sounded off on the media and name-checked the vaunted Boston media outlet by name.

Criticizing the news media - for underplaying or overplaying stories, for getting something wrong - is entirely right. The president even admitted in a tweet in May 2018 that he considered any negative news regarding his person or administration "fake news". In the piece, the editorial board wrote that the liberty of the press has been a foundational American principle for more than two centuries.

Universal Hub reports that a notice was sent out to tenants who worked inside the Globe's State Street headquarters building that informed them off additional security measures being taken to protect the building and its inhabitants from potential attacks.

"Insisting that truths you don't like are "fake news" is unsafe to the lifeblood of democracy". But Trump can do some good by giving a Presidential Medal of Freedom to one of the slain employees, Wendi Winters, who had tried to stop the gunman by charging at him before being killed, they said.

Trump doubled down on his criticism on Thursday in a fresh, three-part tweetstorm attacking the media.

Other newspapers said Trump's attacks diminish the importance of journalists in their communities.

This nonbinding resolution passed with unanimous consent by voice vote and was introduced by Sen.

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer pointed out mainstream media's hypocrisy in coordinating anti-Trump editorials.

A month after taking the oath of office, Trump labelled the news media "the enemy of the American people".

Trump's missive came hours after many newspapers across the country accepted The Boston Globe's invitation to stand up for the press with editorials.

For The Sun Chronicle and the San Diego Tribune to have editorials responding to the same issue on a random Thursday in August is a coincidence.

Newspapers from ME to Hawaii have joined the coordinated series of editorials appearing in print and online on Thursday, that speak up for a free and vigorous press.

"It's not that we disagree with concerns about the president's language in speeches and on social media", the Capital Gazette Editorial Board wrote.

"The messages in today's newspapers are best read not as a drift toward war footing, but rather as a reminder that journalism is important work", wrote Pete Vernon in the Columbia Journalism Review.

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