Asianbangla Desk : More than 100 publications across the US will publish editorials rejecting Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the press.
The move is part of a coordinated effort by the Boston Globe’s editorial board to denounce the president’s claim that the media “is the enemy of the American people”. Each newspaper involved in the campaign will publish their own unique editorial refuting such criticisms, to arrive on newsstands Thursday, 16 August.
In a statement calling on other newspapers to join the effort, the Boston Globe wrote, “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 Boston Globe was joined by the American Society of News Editors, the Press Association, the New England Newspaper and other press groups which helped raise awareness surrounding the editorial campaign.
Trump has consistently railed against the media during his tenure in the White House, as well as along the 2016 campaign trail, referring to mainstream outlets as “fake news” and attacking outlets that have published critical stories about his presidency.
The president has continued to mock and undermine the press at his nationwide rallies, warning his supporters to avoid paying attention to its reporting on his administration.
“Don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news,” Trump said at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in July. “Just remember: what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening”.