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Sun Aug 12, 2018, 04:58 PM

At least 100 newspapers sign up to publish editorials targeting Trump

Source: The Hill

The Boston Globe has enlisted more than 100 newspapers from across the country to publish editorials fighting back against President Trump’s repeated attacks on the media.

"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.

Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe’s deputy editorial page editor, told CNN:
"The response has been overwhelming," Pritchard said. "We have some big newspapers, but the majority are from smaller markets, all enthusiastic about standing up to Trump's assault on journalism."

Major journalistic organizations, including the American Society of News Editors and the New England Newspaper and Press Association, have been helping to coordinate the effort, CNN reported. Each newspaper will write their own editorial, rather than publish a unified message.



Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/media/401473-at-least-100-newspapers-sign-up-to-publish-editorials-targeting-trump

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 04:59 PM

1. K & R!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 05:05 PM

2. Too bad Trumpers can't read.

Otherwise, they might have a sad.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 05:11 PM

3. Bet the only statewide newspaper in Arkansas doesn't print one.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 05:25 PM

4. It is about time!

Plus, they should keep doing this on a regular basis. Not just a one time thing.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 05:31 PM

5. 100 and counting! I looked for the list of all the newspapers but couldn't find it.


K&R

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 06:46 PM

10. That is what I would like to see, and which ones aren't there because they are afraid they will be

blocked from WH press conferences, or access to the WH


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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 06:16 PM

6. This should happen every day

until he is gone.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 06:20 PM

7. Be interesting to see his tweets when he learns about this n/t

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 06:23 PM

8. It is good to see a unified front against Trump

It is in the country's best interest to tamp down on Trump and prevent him from running in 2020.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 06:40 PM

9. Excellent news. We are in incredibly dangerous times for the survival of the free press. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 06:56 PM

11. You can keep up with the situations regarding this WH and our watchdog free press...

.....at FB page "People's Bill Of Rights For White House Transparency"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2018, 10:45 AM

12. According to the Boston Globe they don't have 100 newspapers yet

... they're trying to get 100, but as of Friday they only had about 70 committed. The editorials need to all run the same day, August 16th (this coming Thursday.)

The Globe has reached out to editorial boards nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what the newspaper called a ‘‘dirty war against the free press.’’

As of Friday, Pritchard said about 70 outlets had committed to editorials so far, with the list expected to grow. The publications ranged from large metropolitan dailies, such as the Houston Chronicle, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Miami Herald and Denver Post, to small weekly papers with circulations as low as 4,000.

The newspaper’s request was being promoted by industry groups such as the American Society of News Editors and regional groups like the New England Newspaper and Press Association. It suggested editorial boards take a common stand against Trump’s words regardless of their politics, or whether they generally editorialized in support of or in opposition to the president’s policies.

‘‘Our words will differ. But at least we can agree that such attacks are alarming,’’ the appeal said, acknowledging that newspapers were likely to take different approaches.


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Boston Globe link:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/08/10/globe-calls-for-war-words-against-trump-media-attacks/bOjknXaqL92wsnMPT5ZIVJ/story.html

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