United States newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

Boston Globe Organizes Response To Trump's Attack On Media

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

His tweet comes amid reports that nearly 343 news outlets will be publishing coordinated editorials on Thursday which denounce the United States president's "dirty war" on the press.

Pritchard said the Globe chose to seek the editorial response after, at an August 2 political rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., President Trump stepped up his attacks on the media, using the words "fake, fake, disgusting news".

The Morning News of Savannah, Georgia, said it was a confidant, not an enemy, to the people.

On Thursday, editorial boards of about 300 newspapers are coordinating to criticize President Trump's war with the media in editorials written and published at each paper under the unifying theme, #FreePress.

The Boston Globe: The newspaper that initiated the campaign published an editorial on Wednesday titled "Journalists are not the enemy". Press-Herald said a free and independent press is the best defense against tyranny, while the Honolulu Star-Advertiser emphasized democracy's need for a free press.

"To label the press "the enemy of the people" is as un-American as it is unsafe to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries", the Boston Globe wrote in its editorial.

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In St Louis, the Post-Dispatch called journalists "the truest of patriots", while the Chicago Sun-Times said it believes most Americans know Trump is talking nonsense.

"Replacing a free media with a state-run media has always been a first order of business for any corrupt regime taking over a country", the Globe wrote.

The New York Times added a pitch.

Trump later returned to his attack message on all news media, issuing atweet blasting the Globe for "collusion with other papers on free press" and repeating his recurring jibe at the "failing New York Times".

President Trump on Twitter has attacked the press for these editorials about him attacking the press.

"The fact is that the Press is FREE to write and say anything it wants, but much of what it says is FAKE NEWS, pushing a political agenda or just plain trying to hurt people", Trump tweeted.

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