Almost 350 US news organizations have synchronised their editorials today to hit back at President Donald Trump’s tirades against “fake news” and his description of journalists as the “enemies of the people”.
The Globe editorial board called for an end to President Trump’s sustained assault on the #FreePress. Hundreds of publishers around the US answered that call https://t.co/XpgjyrODMp pic.twitter.com/7lnSTlE6Sh
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) August 15, 2018
The Boston Globe and the New York Times also took part in the push. Each paper ran an editorial, which is usually an unsigned article that reflects the opinion of an editorial board on a particular subject and is separate from the news and other sections in a paper.
“If you haven’t already, please subscribe to your local papers,” said the Times, adding: “Praise them when you think they’ve done a good job and criticize them when you think they could do better. We’re all in this together.”
However, there were some that did not support the coordinated action like The Wall Street Journal, whose columnist James Freeman said the idea went against the spirit of independence that editorial boards were claiming to uphold.