USA newspapers unite against Donald Trump's 'fake news' rhetoric

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 16, 2018

Newsrooms across the United States are hitting back at President Donald Trump with a co-ordinated series of editorials condemning his attacks on "fake news" and suggesting that journalists are the enemy.

The Boston Globe, which led calls for the media campaign, wrote that "today in the United States we have a president who has created a mantra that members of the media who do not blatantly support the policies of the current U.S. administration are the "enemy of the people".

The Boston Globe started the initiative, inviting newspapers across the country to stand up for journalists with articles on Thursday.

Almost 350 news organisations have pledged to participate, according to Marjorie Pritchard, op-ed editor at the Globe.

The Fayetteville Observer said it hopes Mr Trump will stop making such accusations, "but we're not holding our breath". "BUT WE ARE WINNING!", the president posted on his Twitter account.

Some newspapers used history lessons to state their case. And do not forget to subscribe to your local paper.

"Praise them when you think they've done a good job and criticise them when you think they could do better".

The Wall Street Journal, which said it was not participating, noted in a column by James Freeman that the Globe's effort ran counter to the independence that editorial boards claim to seek. The Sun wrote that Trump's attacks are wrong, but suggested the campaign gives the impression the mainstream media is pitted against the president.

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